What Is Fact Hygiene And Why You Should Listen To Max Brooks

Portrait of Max Brooks
Max Brooks has researched disaster preparedness for his novels and has lectured on the subject at the U.S. Naval War College. He has also been a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His new book, Devolution, will be published May 2020. Michelle Kholos/Penguin Random House


Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, knows a lot about pandemics. He wrote the zombie apocalyptic horror novel World War Z, and is a lecturer at West Point’s Modern War Institute. On Fresh Air recently, Max Brooks said during a pandemic, social distancing is very important, but so is “FACT HYGIENE” – be careful what you listen to and what you put back out. He said listen to medical experts and reliable sources – and DON’T pass along rumors and random facts on the internet. Hear that very interesting conversation with Max Brooks on Fresh Air. 


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