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Sorting COVID-19 myth from fact

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Mixed messages and misinformation abound in the age of COVID-19, but Athabasca University microbiologist Dr. Shauna Zenteno can help you sort out the myths from the facts.

The Faculty of Science and Technology dean spoke to an online audience of roughly 30 people at a Nov. 19 virtual meeting as part of a Science Outreach – Athabasca speaker series, and that presentation is available on demand for anyone who missed it.

About Science Outreach - Athabasca

Since its inception, Science Outreach – Athabasca volunteers have delivered more than 980 activities to more than 20,000 adults and children in 19 communities across north-central Alberta, and its website reaches people all around the world.

Its activities include public talks, school talks, science camps, field trips, exhibits, and interactive displays.

Although in-person activities are put on hold due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, public talks continue virtually. Learn more at

  • December 1, 2020