COVID misinformation led to at least 2,800 deaths in Canada, $300M in costs: report – National

At least 2,800 Canadian lives lost to COVID-19 could have been spared, tens of thousands of hospitalizations could have been prevented and $300 million in hospital costs might have been saved if not for the insidious spread of misinformation, according to a new report. The report, released Thursday by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) … Read more

Fauci on publicly disagreeing with Trump over COVID misinformation: ‘I couldn’t stand there and be complicit’

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said in an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace that he could not be “complicit” with former President Trump about the misinformation he spread while serving as commander in chief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci told Wallace in the interview that will … Read more

Fauci on publicly disagreeing with Trump over COVID misinformation: ‘I couldn’t stand there and be complicit’

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said in an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace that he could not be “complicit” with former President Trump about the misinformation he spread while serving as commander in chief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci told Wallace in the interview that will … Read more

COVID, vaccine misinformation ‘spiking’ on Twitter after Elon Musk fires moderators

The volume of COVID misinformation has jumped alarmingly on Twitter, while anti-vaccination networks that had previously been dispersed are already reforming and reorganizing, according to research. Key points: For years, Twitter heavily moderated COVID and anti-vaccine misinformation Within weeks of Elon Musk taking over, this misinformation surged back onto the platform Other research found a … Read more