According to Wikipedia, the Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. However, the first confirmed case has been traced back to 17 November 2019 in Hubei. Traces of the virus have been found in wastewater that was collected from Milan and Turin, Italy, on 18 December 2019. As of 29 June 2020, more than 10.1 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 502,000 deaths and more than 5.14 million people have recovered.
In the United States, misinformation can come straight from the White House. Unfounded claims from disavowed doctors, controversial studies, and outright falsehoods have also found oxygen, often among supporters of the president. Here are some of the most commonly repeated claims. Stay-at-home orders are difficult, isolating, economically costly, and are considered absolutely necessary to slow the spread of the disease, public health officials have repeatedly said. Nevertheless, Donald Trump has pushed to “reopen” the United States several times, against the advice of public health officials. California doctors Daniel Erickson and Artin Massihi gained notoriety after a widely publicized press conference, in which they used very limited data from their own clinics to argue COVID-19 was not very deadly, and stay-at-home orders should be lifted. Public health experts believe lockdowns save lives, because they prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, thereby saving room in intensive care units for critically ill patients.
One of the many changes that have been brought about by COVID-19 is a widespread increase in news consumption. One survey of 13 countries was carried out in March by market-research company GlobalWebIndex. It found that, as a result of the pandemic, 67% of those surveyed are watching more news coverage, and that half of that subset are spending significantly more time doing so. “We’re refreshing our web browsers constantly, looking for good news or inside information about COVID-19 because it affects our health, and that of our friends and families,” says West. “That makes us more vulnerable to being fooled.”
West co-created Calling Bullshit, a course on how to spot and counter false appeals to scientific and statistical evidence, and, in December, co-founded and became director of his university’s new Center for an Informed Public, whose core aims include researching rumors and misinformation during crises. It’s been a busy few months for West and his colleagues. “It’s been all-consuming, a bit like trying to build a boat while you’re floating along in the sea,” he says.
Meanwhile, most people and political leaders across the world believe that the COVID-19 pandemic and reported death could be a HOAX and the million people who died were probably killed by something else, not by COVID-19. However, some leaders called it ‘FAKE NEWS’ or ‘Distraction’ to prevent something from happening or to promote an evil agenda.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is something no ones understood but let me say this: The pandemic was stronger than people think, there were powerful people behind it too and the million people who died from it probably got killed by something else or was injected with something by Doctors, Nurses, or something else.”, said Prince Werley Nortreus, a Haitian political leader and the founder of Vanyan Sòlda Ayiti and A New Haiti Before 2045 (ANHB 2045).
“I don’t know who this is for, but if someone is a threat to you and you want to kill, just pull up on that person. Don’t just create lockdown and Fake news. Be real just like you are trying to be GANGSTA. Don’t hide either. Reveal yourself.”, said Prince Werley Nortreus on Bon Déjeuner! Radio or BDR! Live.
Anti-lockdown supporters of the president have claimed fewer people have died from COVID-19 in the United States than official statistics reflect. One of those is Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota state representative, whose claims were picked up by Ingraham and InfoWars, a well-known booster of conspiracy theories. Later, Trump himself reportedly called the death toll into question. A government report released last week shows how official tallies probably undercount deaths from COVID-19, by relying solely on laboratory-confirmed positive test results for the virus. In the study, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at how many more people died during the pandemic in New York City than would have been expected in normal circumstances, over the course of three weeks. This is a measurement called “excess mortality.”
Between March 11 and May 2, more than 32,107 people died in New York City. This is 24,172 more than would die during a normal period. Of these, 13,831 died with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. An additional 5,048 people were counted as “probable” of COVID-19 deaths, but their symptoms were not confirmed by tests. That leaves a further 5,293 more people than would have been expected to die under normal circumstances.
Unfortunately, months later after millions of people died from the so-called COVID-19, and while thousands of people are recovering from it, the White House and the U.S. President Donald Trump and some Democrats urged COVID-19 patients to drink disinfectant products to cure it.