In a crisis, people struggle collectively to make sense of a complex and frightening situation — and as a result, misinformation spreads. For several reasons, that’s been especially true during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Scientists are still trying to understand everything about the virus’s disease, covid-19, including how it spreads and which treatments work. Armchair epidemiologists are filling the Internet with their own interpretations of the emerging science.
But partisan polarization interacting with social media and cable news have amplified this dramatically, quickly spreading problematic beliefs about covid-19. Here’s one key example.A covid-19 article went — well — viral
On March 20, Aaron Ginn wrote a Medium article titled “Evidence over Hysteria — Covid-19” and tweeted it out.… Seguir leyendo »