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114// COVID Misinformation: Public Service Conversation with Dr. Sajjad Fazel

Today, on the top fitness podcast, I interview Dr. Sajjad Fazel. 

Dr. Sajjad Fazel is a public health researcher in the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Department at Alberta Health Services. He is also the research director for Knight’s Cabin – an NGO assisting cancer survivors to adopt a healthy lifestyle. His research focuses on three main areas; health promotion and misinformation, cancer prevention, and tobacco control. Sajjad is currently working with a team of researchers across Canada studying Covid-19 misinformation. He has been featured in major news outlets including BBC, CBC, Voice of America and Global News Radio.
Sajjad holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Manipal University, India and a Master of Public Health from Western University, Canada.

This was a great episode asking how to systematically determine what information you should consume and how to alleviate fear and anxiety around this uncertain time.

HERE’S THE FIRST QUESTION TO ASK: Is this information true!

Far too often, people believe, share and get impacted by information that isn’t event factual- and this is becoming a huge problem- especially for mental health around COVID and with minimizing the spread of the disease.

To find out more about Dr. Fazel and his work, you can find him on LinkedIn


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About the Author Catherine Tanaka

My name is Catherine Tanaka. I am a Personal Trainer, Transformation Coach, Yogi enthusiast and Mom of two. I am on a mission to make a difference in others happiness through fitness using the best research available to give you the best fitness hacks to make being the best version of you possible. Learn more about my one-on-one coaching or check out my Online Course - The Body Project Protocol.