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March 4, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
A cat: cover image from "Viral BS" book
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Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Misinformation can spread faster than microbes!

Can your ZIP code predict when you will die? Should you space out childhood vaccines? Does talcum powder cause cancer? 

Why is bad science sometimes more believable and contagious than the facts?

Journalist, doctor, professor, and CDC-trained disease detective Seema Yasmin will join us to discuss her new book, Viral BS, in which she dissects some of the most widely-circulating medical myths and pseudoscience. 

About Dr. Seema Yasmin

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award–winning health reporter, epidemiologist, and medical doctor. The director of the Stanford Center for Health Communication and a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, she is the author of Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure and The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic.