HERoS research on the co-spread of COVID-19 online misinformation and fact checks paved the way for a new study by Open University on false claims and their corrections in the context of the war in Ukraine. A summary of preliminary findings can be found here.
A session dedicated to the HERoS project was organised during the 2021 edition of the EURO-Hope mini conference organised by the The Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG).
Three presentations were delivered:
Economic Impact of Supply Chain Disruptions during COVID-19 Pandemic – Kam-Ming Wan, Hanken School of Economics
Opening up after COVID-19: lessons learned from secondary schools and nursing homes – Anne Lia Cremers,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Best governance practices in the medical supply chain – Kees Boersma, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
A new article by partner Knowledge Media Institute (Open University) published in Information Processing & Management provides an overview of our main research findings under the online misinformation area.
A bidirectional weak causation between misinformation and fact-checks is observed.
Fact-checks about COVID-19 appear quickly after misinformation is circulated.
The ability of fact-checks to reduce misinformation spread is limited.
Topics like conspiracy theories and virus causes are resistant to fact-checks.
The article is freely accessible and downloadable until 31 October 2021 via this URL: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1dj~w15hYdmTIW
HERoS presented its objectives, main finding to date and current lines of research at the online Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2021 – an event co-hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. ‘Emergency Response in a Pandemic’ was one of the priority topics identified for this year’s edition.
The HERoS project will the presented at the online edition of the Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week 2021 – an event organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The session dedicated to HERoS will take place on 29 April 2021 from 12h to 13h30 CET.
Registration to both the event and the specific session is free and required.
Project presentation – Prof. Gyöngyi Kovács, HUMLOG Institute – Hanken School of Economics Governance crisis modelling and policies during COVID-19 – Prof. Kees Boesman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Behavioural models in epidemics – Prof. Tina Comes, Technical University of Delft Supply chain management in pandemics – Prof. Gyöngyi Kovács Social media analytics during COVID-19 – Prof. Harith Alani, The Open University
Partner Hanken Scool of Economics has developed a pandemic response training module that will be part of the Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics MOOC that it currently offers. The ‘Disease Outbreaks’ module draws from the research carried out within HERoS and provides an overview of the different types of outbreaks and their impact, particularly on supply chains. Some of the topics discussed in the module include supply chain disruptions, mitigation strategies and civil-military cooperation. The MOOC is free, open to all and ‘always on’, meaning that prospective participants can start the course at any time.
The ethnographic film We thought it would be fun made by two researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Lianne Cremers and Cato Janssen, will be premiered on 25 October at the Spinoza Lyceum in Amsterdam. Based on extensive visual ethnographic research conducted...