Scientists introduce rating system to assess quality of evidence for policy
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical need for robust scientific evidence to support policy decisions, such as around the effectiveness of various social distancing measures and the safety of drug therapies. Yet this need arises at a time of growing misinformation and poorly vetted facts repeated by influential sources. To address this gap, a group of scientists led by Kai Ruggeri, a professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and James Green, chief scientist at NASA, has introduced a new framework to help set standards for the quality of evidence used in policymaking.
Misinformation is something that impacts not just journalism and social media, but the policy that comes out of discussions. Here is a piece from the Mailman School of Public Health about assessing quality, something Deepnews.ai is always interested in.