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Fighting the Anti-Facts Movement: Jay Jayamohan, Nafea Alyasi & Rupy Aujla
8th July 2021 • Best of the Emirates LitFest • Emirates Literature Foundation
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Fearmongering and disinformation are serious problems today, and the medical world, in particular, is plagued by junk science, outdated theories and highly contested data presented as fact – not to mention dangerous conspiracy theories such as the one driving the anti-vaccine movement. Our panel of medical experts takes a scalpel to the mass of confusing data on topics from fad diets to the coronavirus outbreak. Send your questions ahead of time for a chance to have the panel discuss them!

Jay Jayamohan is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and author of Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children’s Brain Surgeon. He has been the star of two BBC documentaries following the work of neurosurgeons and has advised on head-related court cases.

Dr Rupy Aujla MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, is a GP and Sunday Times bestselling author of three books: The Doctor’s KitchenEat to Beat Illness and Doctor’s Kitchen 3-2-1. He is founder of “The Doctor’s Kitchen”, promoting the medicinal benefits of eating well, creating healthy recipes and explaining the clinical research behind them and regularly appears on TV and in the media.

Nafea Alyasi is a doctor and writer from the United Arab Emirates. He holds a BA in general surgery from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – UAE University, and is one of the medical care officials for isolation patients infected with Covid-19.