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Supplements for coronavirus probably won’t help, and may harm – Baltimore Sun

Dietary supplement sales have surged nationwide as panicked consumers stock up on vitamins, herbs, extracts, and cold and flu remedies. None of these products have been shown to lower the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus or shortening its course, and taking large doses of them can potentially do harm. But experts say that the jump […]

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The AV Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – VAXOPEDIA

How are anti-vaccine folks responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? With misinformation, denial, and conspiracy theories. Anyone surprised? Source: The AV Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – VAXOPEDIA

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Facebook ‘refused to take down’ groups pedalling fake coronavirus news and conspiracy theories – The Sun

FACEBOOK has repeatedly refused to remove two groups flooding the social media platform with false claims about coronavirus. The social media giant has decided not to remove an anti-vaccine group t… Source: Facebook ‘refused to take down’ groups pedalling fake coronavirus news and conspiracy theories – The Sun

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How Maine Fought the Anti-Vaxxer Movement (And Won) | Fatherly

Why Maine’s triumph over the anti-vaxx movement is so comforting. Source: How Maine Fought the Anti-Vaxxer Movement (And Won) | Fatherly

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Texas Anti-Vaxxers Fear Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines More Than the Virus Itself – Texas Monthly

A vaccine for the novel coronavirus is likely at least a year away, but the state’s large anti-vaccine community is ready to resist it. Source: Texas Anti-Vaxxers Fear Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines More Than the Virus Itself – Texas Monthly

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Poison Center: Don’t drink bleach to prevent coronavirus | FOX 5 New York

This really shouldn’t be something that people need to be told, but apparently some need a reminder: drinking bleach will not prevent you from getting the coronavirus. Source: Poison Center: Don’t drink bleach to prevent coronavirus | FOX 5 New York

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Coronavirus ‘wellness scams’ being pushed by homeopaths, aromatherapists and naturopaths | Metro News

Bogus claims including mixing hot water with garlic and burning anti-viral oils to ward off Covid-19. Source: Coronavirus ‘wellness scams’ being pushed by homeopaths, aromatherapists and naturopaths | Metro News