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Everyone's a COVID-19 Expert: Separating Fact from Fiction

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We are in crisis, certainly from a health perspective but also economically and politically. Fear, anxiety, depression, feelings of uncertainty, and groundlessness are all normal responses to a crisis.

During this time, people crave leadership and guidance which is sound, scientifically informed, heart based, and ethical. In one of his recent daily press conferences, Governor Andrew Cuomo quoted the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan who said, “You are entitled to your own opinion.

But you are not entitled to your own facts.” Yet, in an age where memes and soundbites rule the day, where the word of celebrities is given more credence than actual experts, determining what is fact versus fiction is a challenge.

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