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'Hundreds of coronavirus deaths' caused by conspiracy theories and other misinformation

'Hundreds of coronavirus deaths' caused by conspiracy theories and other misinformation

8/14/2020 10:32:00 AM

'Hundreds of coronavirus deaths' caused by conspiracy theories and other misinformation

Rumours encourage people to drink cleaning products, hand sanitiser and cow urine to cure Covid-19

{{^moreThanTen}}{{/moreThanTen}}coronavirus, new research has revealed.The so-called “infodemic” resulted in around 5,800 people being admitted to hospital as a result of following false information on social media in the first three months of this year.

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A study published in theAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygienedetailed examples of misleading rumours, conspiracy theories and stigma surrounding the pandemic.Download the new Independent Premium appSharing the full story, not just the headlines

Download nowRumours include claims that drinking cleaning products, hand sanitiser or cow urine can cure coronavirus.False conspiracy theories range from fears that Covid-19 is a bio-weapon funded by Bill Gates, to accusations that Covid-19 has been engineered to damage US President Donald Trump’s chance of re-election.

The spread of online misinformation relating to the deadly virus waslabelled an infodemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March, who said it was “spreading faster than the virus”.The organisation met with technology giants in an attempt to stem its spread, at a time when there were less than 100,000 confirmed cases around the world. That figure

passed 20 million this week.The study found that some of the worst hit countries in terms of case numbers – including the United States, Brazil and India – were also among the top countries plagued by online misinformation.The researchers followed Covid-19-related misinformation circulating on online platforms, including fact-checking agency websites, Facebook, Twitter, and online newspapers, and examined their impacts on public health.

They identified 2,313 reports of rumours, stigma, and conspiracy theories in 25 languages from 87 countries.Beyond individuals following misinformation, the researchers also uncovered cases of organisations following inappropriate and misguided advice. A church in South Korea, for example, was the source of more than 100 infections when it used a contaminated salt water pray bottle to disinfect its attendees.

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Thousands of non coronavirus deaths caused by 's hysteria conspiracy by gov and lying main stream media like yourselves And tens of thousands of coronavirus deaths caused by Government incompetence, mismanagement and ideology. Has any journalist from the held the Government to account for its 'herd immunity' strategy yet?

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