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Public Health Experts Slam Trump’s Decision To End Relationship With WHO

‘President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the WHO during a pandemic is unconscionable,’ an assistant professor at Georgetown University said. Global public health experts denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization, calling it “unconscionable” and “dangerous,” promising to hinder the world’s ability to combat […]

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Anti-vaxxers defy restrictions | Otago Daily Times Online News

Hundreds of anti-vaccination protesters have defied social-distancing measures at rallies across Australia. Protesters claiming the COVID-19 pandemic was a “scam” gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne today, carrying declaring they were against vaccines and 5G technology. Their placards stated “5G = communism”, “COVID 1984” and “our ignorance is their strength”. They booed police […]

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Anti-vaxxer map: critics winning fight against vaccines on Facebook – Insider

Experts say that scientists and vaccination proponents need to get better at engaging on social media to combat vaccine misinformation. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world and shutdown public events and gatherings, vaccine critics relying on junk science are already protesting a coronavirus vaccine. A recent study published in Nature looked at pro- and […]

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Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Facebook banned one of the most prolific pushers of medical disinformation after finding its articles had been spread for foreign trolls.   By Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said […]

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Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn | Health | news-daily.com

Some governments are considering using a blood test to determine whether people can return to work, school and other public activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn | Health | news-daily.com

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Why anti-vaxxers often win out on Facebook | Health24

  Anti-vaccination groups offer lots of content about vaccines and other proven health treatments. This increases their chance of influencing Facebook users who are undecided. Source: Why anti-vaxxers often win out on Facebook | Health24

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Covid-19: NZ man selling bleach ‘cure’ slammed by scientists | RNZ News

A NZ website is advising people with symptoms of coronavirus to consume a bleach product sold by the Hauraki Plains-based “bishop” of a cult-like American organisation. But experts warn that the product – chlorine dioxide – is dangerous, should not be taken, and will not cure Covid-19. Ngatea man Roger Blake, who sells the bleach […]