Podcast: Why Do People Follow Crazy Diets? Lessons To Learn From COVID Pandemic

By Cameron English and ChuckDinerstein — Sep 07, 2022
Many Americans are obsessed with nutrition or totally disinterested in it. Why are these extremes so common? ACSH contributor David Lightsey joins us to explain. Public health officials committed many blunders during the pandemic. Part of the problem may have been the incomplete and often inaccurate information they were working with. How can they avoid the same errors next time around?
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Join our directors of bio-sciences and medicine Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 19 of the Science Dispatch podcast.

There is no question that health, fitness, and anti-aging issues dominate our culture. They have risen to a cult- level obsession for millions of people. Can these misguided consumers learn to occupy a sensible middle ground?

With the announcement by Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, that “The CDC has to change,” the season for bureaucratic changes in response to its failing pandemic responses is fully underway. But to misquote William Shakespeare, I have come to neither bury nor praise their work. Instead, I want to discuss their efforts through the lens of “midinformation.”

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