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Coronavirus cases rise as experts warn ‘fake news’ could make outbreak worse

Coronavirus cases rise as experts warn ‘fake news’ could make outbreak worse

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  1. If you put peppermint oil across your door threshold, it can’t get in.

    If you’re going out and about put a dab of lavender oil behind each earlobe, you’ll be good to go.

    Edit: I’m not an *actual* doctor, but I read this in the YouTube comments under a video about the Black Death

  2. Well China is not truthful with the info and number.

    How is it be fake news if they are fake from the start

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-deaths-rise-as-experts-warn-fake-news-could-make-outbreak-worse-11933550) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > China's Hubei province says there have been thousands of new cases of the coronavirus as experts warned drastic measures to stop its spread have been "Too little, too late".

    > In an analysis of how the spread of misinformation affects the spread of disease, scientists at East Anglia University said any successful efforts to stop people sharing fake news could help save lives.

    > "Professor of medicine Paul Hunter said:"When it comes to COVID-19, there has been a lot of speculation, misinformation and fake news circulating on the internet – about how the virus originated, what causes it and how it is spread. "Misinformation means that bad advice can circulate very quickly – and it can change human behaviour to take greater risks.”

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  4. >The researchers found that a 10% reduction in the amount of harmful advice being circulated has a mitigating impact on the severity of an outbreak, while making 20% of a population unable to share harmful advice has the same positive effect.

    Anyone got an example for such a harmful advice? Only advices I’ve seen was “wash your hands” and “avoid going to China” and I don’t think that’s what they are refering to. (Serious question)

  5. There is definitely someone from the mental gymnasts Olympics group working 24/7 on how to spin this story. Wow. The hypocrisy.

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