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During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Don’t Tell Stories

We are living through a story vacuum. In urgent and ambiguous situations, people will seek out and consume plausible stories like water in the desert. Once an explanatory narrative is adopted, it’s extremely hard to undo— even if it is a conspiracy theory, xenophobic lie or a “cure” that can kill.   …   But […]

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Covid-19: Designer face masks are going for US$200 a pop online | The Star Online

Gwyneth Paltrow posted an Instagram photo Monday on her way back from the farmer’s market. In it, she’s wearing a black dress and a matching black face mask. Her label of choice for the latter is a Swedish company called Airinum AB. Designer face masks have been around for at least a decade, a niche […]

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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

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Anxiety Disorders Worsening During Virus Panic – Rolling Stone

Constant media coverage of COVID-19, the coronavirus with a death toll of more than 3,000, has resulted in a spiking mental health crisis. Source: COVID-19 Coronavirus: Anxiety Disorders Worsening During Virus Panic – Rolling Stone

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How to boost your immune system during the coronavirus outbreak – Insider

Miracle cures like colloidal silver, mineral solution or superfoods can’t boost your immune system. Your best bet is sleep, exercise and vitamin D. Source: How to boost your immune system during the coronavirus outbreak – Insider

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus | News Headlines | kmov.com

The novel coronavirus is now a “public health emergency of international concern,” killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Source: How to protect yourself from coronavirus | News Headlines | kmov.com

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Fake Coronavirus Cures, Part 1: MMS is Industrial Bleach – FactCheck.org

Online posts have claimed to reveal various “cures” for the new coronavirus. Some are benign, like eating boiled garlic, while others are potentially dangerous, like drinking chlorine dioxide, an industrial bleach. Neither will cure the virus. Source: Fake Coronavirus Cures, Part 1: MMS is Industrial Bleach – FactCheck.org