The false ideas surrounding the coronavirus
- Lisa Claire du Toit and Neelaveni Padayachee
Pasha 66 - The Conversation Africa's podcast series focus on "Coronavirus conspiracy theories and myths".
The coronavirus was made in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.” “COVID-19 is not real and comes from 5G network towers.” “Drinking warm water with lemon juice will kill the coronavirus.” “The flu vaccination will mean I won’t get COVID-19.” These are all conspiracy theories and myths shared on social media platforms. And it’s time they were addressed.
In today’s episode of Pasha, Neelaveni Padayachee, a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Lisa Claire du Toit, an associate professor, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, talk about false ideas surrounding the coronavirus.
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