Vaccine gaslighting, mask falsehoods and fake cures dominate recent claims added to the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance Database
False claims about vaccines made up a third of fact checks submitted to the database since the start of 2021.
Vaccines are not killing people. They do not change human DNA. Norway has not blamed any vaccine manufacturer for senior deaths.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Laurie Garrett, predicted the walls of misinformation a year ago and called for an international effort maintained by the UN to secure truth and root out disease trolls on social media.
WHO has classified all this misinformation as “Infodemic”. And a collaboration of 99 fact checking groups from across the globe is working on it, and creating some stunning interactive dataviz to play with. Certainly you know someone who needs this.
Led by the Poynter Institute the group has found a full third of the facts submitted to the international database are absolutely false, ranging from ones obvious to most of us about 5G and Hydroxy Chloroquine to more insidious things to undermining confidence in health care professionals, local and national healthcare efforts and leadership.
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Wow. Steven Thrasher in … Scientific American makes the case for how to deal with leaders who don’t follow the science and the experts even if they say that they do.
“The first charge of a state governor should be to keep as many of their constituents alive as possible, especially during times of crisis. In collusion with a fawning news media (which includes his own brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo), Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has failed to do this.
Indeed, the COVID pandemic has proven that he does not respect nor perhaps even understand scientific knowledge enough to avoid needlessly letting thousands of New Yorkers die—and he should resign immediately.”
We’re in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It
It gets harder. You’re not alone if your pod is getting more annoying, your patience is thinning, you’re not feeling so generous. And are taking more risks though you know the danger remains or is higher. Turns out if you’re not high on the vaccine list you’re in a situation familiar to Antarctic explorers identified as the third quarter syndrome.
Is this in fact a homophobic description of a person’s relationship to the world and need to be thrown off like so many internalized terms of the oppressor? Does Out’s sister magazine have something invested in the alternative?
Oh hello Ruben @ruvaquero
Some Thursday cheer for all.