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Know about D4P as a platform to communicate COVID science

One virus. Billions of people.

Despite it’s devastating global impact, SARS-CoV-2 has helped to shift how we think about science and society. Who could have imagined that scientific acronyms like mRNA and PCR would enter into the mainstream lexicon? COVID-19 provided an opportunity for communities to join together in pursuit of life-saving knowledge, and allowed us to deepen our relationships with one another in ways that would have been unimaginable in the “before.” Here you can get to know about our experiences building D4P in response to our sudden shift into a pandemic context.

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About this D4P Season

Full Covid in Context

Covid in Context

Full Covid in Context

We Have Been Here Before

Humans are no strangers to massive viral disease outbreaks. When looking at the biological big picture, we humans are just another life form, living among many, many other life forms, big and small. All in all, we are simply symbionts in a dynamically evolving biological ecosystem —  full of viruses. In fact, viruses are thought to be one of the most abundant biological entities on our planet. It’s no wonder that, over the course of human history, we have faced innumerable viral disease outbreaks, some of which took place at or near global scales. 

History of viral pandemics across human history, scaled to reflect the number of deaths caused by each parasite

Examples of historical viral pandemics, scaled to represented how many people perished as a result [Source: Visual Capitalist].

Full Covid in Context
Full D4P: COVID-19 Fellows

D4P: COVID-19 Fellows

Full D4P: COVID-19 Fellows

Raising the SciComm Bar

Data for the People would not be possible without the participation of dedicated scientist communicators. Below is a list of our D4P fellows since launching the web series in March 2020.

Full D4P: COVID-19 Fellows

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Jeanne Garbarino Jeanne Garbarino avatar

Jeanne was once rescued by the FDNY after getting her head stuck in a fence. She then grew up to become a biochemist.
Executive Director, RockEDU Science Outreach
The Rockefeller University
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