New York Times uses Swedish team’s dataset to fact-check podcaster Joe Rogan’s claims

After the Spotify controversy over popular podcaster Joe Rogan’s interview with Dr. Robert Malone, an infectious disease expert with controversial views, New York Times tapped on a dataset prepared by the Swedish teams Tobias Olofsson and Andreas Vilhelmsson. In the podcast, Rogan and Malone claimed that Sweden had not imposed any restrictions on its citizens in response to the pandemic and just let them make decisions for themselves. US’s newspaper of record relied on Olofsson and Vilhelmsson’s timeline of Sweden’s policy response to the pandemic to debunk this often repeated myth, characterizing Sweden’s approach as laissez faire. You can read the NYT story here and access the timeline here.

Jasanoff brings CompCoRe insights to conversation about climate change with Ezra Klein in New York Times Magazine

Ezra Klein interviewed Sheila Jasanoff and three other experts about what it will take to generate sustainable climate policy nationally and internationally. Jasanoff drew on CompCoRe findings to illustrate that crisis preparedness does not necessarily result in better outcomes, and urged politicians and analysts to pay closer attention to global inequality and distribution of responsibility when considering climate change policies.

DevEx publishes article about CompCoRe research

DevEx, which serves a million professionals and others interested in global development, published an article titled “Consensus or chaos? Pandemic response hinges on trust, experts say.” The article reviewed the findings of CompCoRe’s Interim Report, citing the Control, Consensus, Chaos framework and highlighting the importance of trust in institutions.

New York Times covers the findings of the CompCoRe Interim Report

The New York Times summarized the findings of the CompCoRe Interim Report in an article titled “Pre-existing weaknesses’ hindered the U.S. pandemic response, researchers find.” The piece highlighted the main finding of the report that a country’s success or failure in managing the pandemic depends on the ability of the state to build solidarity among the citizenry.

Cornell Chronicle summarizes CompCoRe interim report

The Cornell Chronicle published a summary of CompCoRe’s key findings in its coverage of the Interim’s report release. The article featured Stephen Hilgartner speaking about the findings and warning that “in polarized societies, things have gotten worse and things have been managed less well.”
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