Tag: Science Communication

Profile of Bolsonaro voters reveals Brazilian variant of far-right populism disease

In contrast to a worldwide trend, in 2018 Brazilian elections the largest share of voters for the far right was registered among better-off citizens, not those left behind by economic modernization. This study also shows that, at odds with the conventional perspective expectations, the better educate did not reject authoritarian values or championed for diversity at the ballot boxes. Read More →

Covering biomedical research preprints amid the coronavirus: 6 things to know [Originally published in Journalist’s Resource in April/2020]

Journalists need to know these six things to cover coronavirus-related preprints, research papers that haven’t been peer reviewed by experts. Read More →

The Importance of Scientific Publications in Times of Pandemic Crisis [Originally published in Clinics, vol.75]

Though we are accustomed to the concept of scientific evidence that is preferably based on large clinical trials that take years to complete, we must now rely on case studies, single cohort studies, and even the opinions of experts. However, we know that we cannot lose sight of the criteria for evidence-based medicine, and must remember to evaluate all potential biases existing in this type of scientific information without limiting its dissemination. Read More →