9:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT
The Social Science Network in AMR
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Narrating AMR after COVID-19
The impact of COVID-19 raises many questions for how to design and deliver messages and advice about the use of antimicrobials. COVID-19 has shifted attention to public health, hygiene, infection prevention and vaccines, perhaps offering opportunities for AMR communications. At the same time, the pandemic sets a high bar on what counts as public health threat. In this context, is the continued use of apocalypse narrative wise when individuals and communities have to live long term with the coronavirus?
In this SSN roundtable, media and communications experts reflect on these opportunities and considerations for AMR story-telling in our post-COVID-19 era.
Covid-19, pandemic media and the social imaginary
Angela Ndalianis, Director, Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology
You can’t handle the truth: Media audiences and the social motivations behind conspiracy and misinformation
Andy Ruddock, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University
Imagining audiences in a post-COVID-19 world
Monique Lewis, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University