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15 Nov 2020

Will COVID Vaccine Turn Us Into 5G Antennas?

Dr. Christiane Northrup went viral with some interesting claims about the mRNA COVID vaccines. This video debunks her claims and explains that the COVID19 vaccine is not a conspiracy to control you.
Dr. Christiane Northrup went viral with some interesting claims about the mRNA COVID vaccines. This video debunks her...
13 Aug 2020

Pandemic Conspiracies And Rumours Have Killed Over 800 People, Study Shows

The global global misinformation dubbed infodemic – an oversupply of information, carrying with it fake news, rumours, and conspiracy theories has put people in harm's way. Bad ideas and poor advice, shared amongst friends, family, and total strangers alike.
The global global misinformation dubbed infodemic – an oversupply of information, carrying with it fake news, rumours,...

Publisher: NY Times

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28 Jul 2020

Misleading Hydroxychloroquine Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online

In a video posted Monday online, a group of people calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” and wearing white medical coats spoke against the backdrop of the Supreme Court in Washington, sharing misleading claims about the virus, including that hydroxychloroquine was an effective coronavirus treatment and that masks did not slow the spread of the virus.
In a video posted Monday online, a group of people calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” and wearing...

Publisher: NY Times

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27 Jul 2020

The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data

Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, reported that anti-malaria drugs like hydroxychloroquine, which President Trump promoted, were linked to increased deaths of Covid-19 patients. The now-tainted studies helped sow confusion and erode public confidence in scientific guidance when the nation was already deeply divided over how to respond to the pandemic.
Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, reported that anti-malaria drugs...

Publisher: STAT

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20 Jul 2020

6 burning questions for Covid-19 vaccine developers headed to the House

In a recent interview with Harvard professor Tsedal Neeley, Merck CEO Ken Frazier warned that these predicted timelines are doing “a grave disservice to the public.” For one thing, he said, vaccine development takes time. The fastest vaccine ever developed before now was the mumps vaccine, which took four years.
In a recent interview with Harvard professor Tsedal Neeley, Merck CEO Ken Frazier warned that these predicted timelines...

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20 Jul 2020

Trump said Covid-19 testing ‘creates more cases.’ We did the math

A new STAT analysis of testing data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, however, shows with simple-to-understand numbers why Trump’s claim is wrong. In only seven states was the rise in reported cases from mid-May to mid-July driven primarily by increased testing. In the other 26 states — among the 33 that saw cases increase during that period — the case count rose because there was actually more disease.
A new STAT analysis of testing data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, however, shows with...

Publisher: NPR

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14 Jul 2020

To Stop COVID-19 Transmission, Contact Tracers Follow The Trail Of The Virus

Contact tracing is the public health practice of informing people when they've been exposed to a contagious disease. As it has become more widely employed across the U.S., it has also become mired in modern political polarization and conspiracy theories.
Contact tracing is the public health practice of informing people when they've been exposed to a contagious disease. As...
9 Jun 2020

WHO scrambles to clarify comments on asymptomatic coronavirus spread, says much is still unknown

The World Health Organization clarified its comments that asymptomatic spread is “very rare” after coming under fire by academics and epidemiologists for misleading the public. While more transmission does happen among symptomatic individuals, a risk of transmission is present for all, an official explained.
The World Health Organization clarified its comments that asymptomatic spread is “very rare” after coming under fire...

Publisher: Fast Company

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29 May 2020

COVID-19 misinformation and the election are colliding

Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and pull down content that could harm users. However, they have traditionally shied from removing false information that is politically charged. As health misinformation becomes increasingly politicized, they may be forced to take a stance.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and...

Publisher: NPR

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8 May 2020

Seen ‘Plandemic’? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video’s Claims

The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim that Dr. Fauci sent threatening letters to her and about him profiting from patents and COVID-19 payments
The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim...

Publisher: STAT

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1 May 2020

Experts question Facebook’s approach to combat Covid-19 misinformation

Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind some of those papers and outside experts say Facebook appears to be interpreting the findings incorrectly — and their approach could be running counter to the goal of tamping down on runaway misinformation.
Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind...

Publisher: TechCrunch

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28 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 misinformation grows, YouTube brings video fact-checking to the US

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S. First introduced in Brazil and India, the expansion comes as COVID-19-related misinformation and conspiracy has proliferated online and through certain media.
In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S....

Publisher: BBC News

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27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Viral WhatsApp messages ‘drop 70%’

WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used private group chats to forward on dodgy lists of medical advice or speculation about government plans, “just in case” they could be useful. So Whats app stopped messages sent between individual users five times or more then being posted to more than one chat group at a time.
WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used...

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