From fake alerts over no-go suburbs to pro-Trump conspiracy theories, crackpot stories and dangerous advice have gone viral
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/31/bat-soup-dodgy-cures-and-diseasology-the-spread-of-coronavirus-bunkum
Australian anti-vaccine activists have seized on debunked conspiracy theories to spread misinformation about the source of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, sharing false claims to suggest the disease was engineered in order to boost vaccine sales.
— Read on www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/antivaxxers-push-crazy-coronavirus-conspiracy-on-social-media/news-story/994b6693f24199edb9d15b88bdda8ece
Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his/ her views without any supervision. It’s excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry can not give opinions. The service providers should be made accountable to filter out fake news on the health issues and provide scientific information to the audiences.
— Read on www.devdiscourse.com/article/health/874875-handling-fake-news-infodemic-in-time-of-coronavirus-epidemic
Lots of “doctors” popping up on YouTube and cashing in on the new Coronavirus! 😳
A traveler to Germany from China who infected another person did feel ill, contradicting New England Journal of Medicine report
— Read on www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/paper-non-symptomatic-patient-transmitting-coronavirus-wrong
Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja also warned that stringent action will be taken against those who share misleading information.
— Read on www.deccanherald.com/national/south/three-arrested-for-spreading-fake-news-on-coronavirus-in-kerala-800740.html
A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that the new coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing’s management of the epidemic while lashing out at the “overreaction” of other countries. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in the German capital, State
— Read on news.yahoo.com/exclusive-senior-china-diplomat-concedes-195444722.html
Africa’s first coronavirus case was announced by Egypt’s Ministry of Health which said the patient was a foreign national who had not shown symptoms.
— Read on www.euronews.com/2020/02/12/watch-live-who-gives-update-on-covid-19-coronavirus
“Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem… people are obedient, all these herdlike people.” — Howard Zinn
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Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients believed an effective treatment – Global Times
— Read on www.globaltimes.cn/content/1179564.shtml