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  • Publisher: BBC News
    2020-04-27

    Coronavirus: Viral WhatsApp messages 'drop 70%'

    WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used private group chats to forward on dodgy lists of medical advice or speculation about government plans, “just in case” they could be useful. So Whats app stopped messages sent between individual users five times or more then being posted to more than one chat group at a time.
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    Tags: trusted resource, misinformation

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  • Publisher: BBC News
    2020-04-25

    Coronavirus: Immunity passports ‘could increase virus spread’

    WHO says governments should not issue so-called immunity passports" as a way of easing lockdowns. No evidence people who develop antibodies after recovering are protected against a second infection. WHO warns that such move could actually increase the spread of the virus transmission. People who assumed they were immune could stop taking precautions.
    WHO says governments should not issue so-called immunity passports" as a way of easing lockdowns. No Share Button

    Tags: prevention, precautions, infection data, immunity, lockdown

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  • Publisher: BBC News
    2020-04-25

    Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial

    Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the trial means volunteers will not know which vaccine they are getting, though doctors will.
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    Tags: treatment, vaccine, case study

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  • Publisher: BBC News
    2020-03-08

    Coronavirus: The fake health advice you should ignore

    Learn about these 6 myths that circulate the Internet and provide people with false hopes. The Myths covered explain the efficacy of garlic, miracle minerals, hand sanitiser, drinkable silver, drinking water, heat and icercream.
    Learn about these 6 myths that circulate the Internet and provide people with false hopes. The Myths Share Button

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