The vast majority of People in Pakistan are unaware of the fact that science values, details, precision, the impersonal, the lasting, facts and numbers, and being accurate.
For spreading awareness among masses that facts and authenticity matter for the coverage of science news, a group of students with their senior fellows from different fields of life came forward, and with the collaboration of more than 10 Universities around Pakistan published a magazine edition that specifically covers Coronavirus.
Still, it equally carries some exciting stories on other virus-borne diseases like Polio, Hepatitis, influenza, cold, smallpox and Spanish flu.
While Talking to the BOL News, Saadeqa Khan, the founder, and Editor of this magazine, Scientia Pakistan said that “there is a dire need for credible and research-based information.
Such articles may help many people to understand the reality of their routine problems and devise a suitable strategy. During the current pandemic, national and international organizations have been facing the severe problem of fake news and myths. Our team with their senior University teachers, health experts, and senior Science journalists worked on such stories those would be helpful to understand the reality of virus and abolishing the myths that are plaguing our society.
I am grateful to all who contributed and in a short time, students from Quid e Azam University, National Defense University, UET, Lahore, West Medicine College Peshawar, LUMS, Karachi University, University of Veternity and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Baluchistan University, and others coordinated and we successfully brought such a piece of art edition.
The scientific communities should coordinate with such science magazines that bring the latest authentic science news and research work just a click away, reducing the number of scientific jargon so that non-specialists or an amateur person can better understand and differentiate between myths and scientific facts, specifically in these days of Pandemic.