Camel urine and Methanol: study tests Corona-miracle cure - much of it is nonsense

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the cost of misinformation and rumors in connection with the Virus worldwide, hundreds of people the life. Thousands

Camel urine and Methanol: study tests Corona-miracle cure - much of it is nonsense

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the cost of misinformation and rumors in connection with the Virus worldwide, hundreds of people the life. Thousands more had to be dealt with because of the on the Internet spread false information in the hospital, resulted in the "American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene" published study.

"rumors" can be. life-threatening

in addition to the pandemic, there is also a "Infodemie", warn the scientists involved, among others, from Australia, Thailand and Japan

she had previously worn data from the period between December 2019 and April 2020. The study also examines the effects of Corona-conspiracy theories and Stigmatisation.

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Many of the mainly in social networks spread false claims to combat the Coronavirus to be dangerous and sometimes life-threatening, the researchers found, and warned: "rumors can disguise itself as a credible strategies for infection prevention and control."

she could have "potentially serious effects on the Individual and the community, if you are preferred to evidence-based guidelines".

alcohol, poison, and precipitates - new wonder weapons

the consumption of high-concentrated alcohol at a cost of disinfection of the body in the world 800 people.

More than 5800 landed after the consumption of Methanol in the hospital, 60 blind. The Drinking of disinfectants've had for two healthy men in Qatar life-threatening consequences.

In India, twelve people - including five children - took a Drink from highly toxic Stechäpfeln to be. They saw in social networks a Video in which the plants for immunization against Sars-CoV-2 were applied. All of them were sick. Also in India, the rumor was spread, the consumption of cow's urine or dung crook of a contagion. In Saudi Arabia, camel urine has been touted with lime as a miracle weapon against Covid-19. Reuters/David J. Phillip/AP/dpa, the agent hydroxychloroquine was particularly the case in the United States as a remedy against the Coronavirus - with dangerous consequences.

violence and blame to take over 80 percent of false information

The researchers studied the possible consequences of stigma. So a man in India had taken the life, because he was believed to be with Corona is infected. His family said he was in debt, had feelings, the possible illness as the shame felt and the fear of the reaction of his fellows had.

Also, it had come since the beginning of the pandemic in many places, to verbal and physical violence towards people of Asian origin and employees of the health system, because both groups were made for the spread of the Virus responsible.

The scientists called on governments and international organizations to monitor Corona-misinformation in the Internet better to expose this as wrong, and "with Social Media companies to cooperate in order to disseminate correct information."

82 percent of the alleged miracle means mischief

Of more than 2300 examined Reports from 87 countries have been 82 percent incorrect, according to the study. Most of them were rife in India, the USA, China and Spain.

It is not the first Time that, during epidemics and health crises, misinformation is rampant. The had already been to the Ebola outbreak in 2019 in Congo, "associated with violence, mistrust, social unrest and targeted attacks on Health workers".

Also during the Sars outbreak in China in 2002-2003 people were of Asian origin stigmatised. The term Infodemie going to advise in this context as "an Abundance of partly battery and partly incorrect information" defined.

The mass of information make it hard on people, trusted sources and how to find reliable guidance.

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Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 19:27

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