Spread of coronavirus misinformation online causes hundreds of deaths | News | DW | 11.08.2020

Misinformation about the coronavirus has led to the deaths to at least some 800 people and possibly more, a newly published study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene showed.

From losing their eyesight to the loss of life, the spread of rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories exacerbated the suffering of thousands of citizens across the globe.

 

Source: Spread of coronavirus misinformation online causes hundreds of deaths | News | DW | 11.08.2020