COVID-19 Fake News and Conspiracy Theories Killed Over 800 People

A new study, completed by an international team of infectious disease researchers, finds that COVID-19 fake news, rumors, and conspiracy theories, shared amongst friends, family, and total strangers, killed over 800 people during the period of the pandemic.COVID-19 Fake News and Conspiracy Theories Killed Over 800 People

The scientists scoured social media and news websites and found more than 2,300 reports of COVID-19-related rumors, stigma, and conspiracy theories, communicated in 25 languages from 87 different countries.

The researchers write in their paper: “For example, a popular myth that consumption of highly concentrated alcohol could disinfect the body and kill the virus was circulating in different parts of the world. Following this misinformation, approximately 800 people have died, whereas 5,876 have been hospitalized and 60 have developed complete blindness after drinking methanol as a cure of coronavirus.”

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