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Report: More Than 800 Deaths And 5,800 Hospitalizations Globally May Have Resulted From COVID-19 Misinformation Online

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2020
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According to a recent report published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, it’s estimated that thousands of people around the world may have been harmed or passed away as a result of misinformation about COVID-19 found online. This estimate only accounts for the first three months of the year.

With the pandemic reaching nearly every part of the globe, many people unknowingly turned to unreliable sources to identify ways to try to cure or control aspects of the virus and its spread. This resulted in people consuming...

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