Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation (New York Times)

New York Times: Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation. “Before the pandemic, medical professionals had grown accustomed to dealing with patients misled by online information, a phenomenon they called Dr. Google. But in interviews, more than a dozen doctors and misinformation researchers in the United States and Europe said the volume related to the virus was like nothing they had seen before. They blamed leaders like President Trump for amplifying fringe theories, the social media platforms for not doing enough to stamp out false information and individuals for being too quick to believe what they see online.”

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