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Fmr. Acting CDC Dir. Richard Besser says communication from the CDC is not being done in this pandemic

Fmr. Acting CDC Dir. Richard Besser says communication from the CDC is not being done in this pandemic saying, “One of the most important success factors was the ability to talk to the public … that tool, that public health tool has been taken away in this pandemic.” Source: Fmr. Acting CDC Dir. Richard Besser […]

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How covid-19 conspiracy theorists are exploiting YouTube culture | MIT Technology Review

Covid-19 conspiracy theorists are still getting millions of views on YouTube, even as the platform cracks down on health misinformation. Source: How covid-19 conspiracy theorists are exploiting YouTube culture | MIT Technology Review

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Anti-vaxxer NRL footballers: Cultural outliers in the age of COVID-19

If you enjoy a night at the circus, then news of a few anti-vaxxer NRL players refusing to have their flu shots will be a delight.   The fact that they do so with the megaphone support of their influencer wives – or in some cases, following the apparent word of their personal God – drives the […]

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Coronavirus Bleach ‘Cure’ Groups Pushing MMS Are Thriving on Facebook

A dangerous bleach solution known as MMS is being hawked as a coronavirus ‘cure’ in some Facebook groups, despite FDA warnings.   But it remains remarkably easy to find detailed advice on using and administering MMS, a potentially harmful coronavirus “cure,” in groups on the platform. Source: Coronavirus Bleach ‘Cure’ Groups Pushing MMS Are Thriving […]

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Fraudulent COVID-19 Treatment TRO Issued by Utah Fed. Court

On April 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt the sale of a fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment.  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the court’s decision in an effort to halt the sale of silver products fraudulently claimed to prevent and cure COVID-19. […]

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FDA warns church to stop selling bleach-like product to treat COVID-19

The FDA said that scammers are exploiting or taking advantage of widespread fear among consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: FDA warns church to stop selling bleach-like product to treat COVID-19