Medical Myths and How to Fight Them with Dr. Seema Yasmin

Factually! with Adam Conover #88 January 19, 2021

To stop a deadly disease, you need more than medicine — you need to change people’s minds. Journalist and doctor Seema Yasmin joins Adam this week to discuss how to combat harmful medical myths. They discuss how much more powerful narratives are than statistics, the difference between being anti-vaxx and being vaccine-hesitant, and why you shouldn’t eat your placenta after giving birth no matter what the celebrities tell you. Dr. Seema Yasmin’s book – Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall For Them – is out now.

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