Covid-19

A viral post wrongly claimed omicron had been detected in July – here’s why that’s not true

A little familiarity with internet archives and web page source code can help us check viral claims about Covid, and skewer misinformation.

Aaron Rodgers is just the latest in a long line of sports stars touting health nonsense

When Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit the headlines with his vaccine misinformation, he joined the sporting pseudoscience hall of fame

If a lateral flow test says you have COVID-19 – you almost certainly have COVID-19

There's nothing 'bizarre' about having a positive lateral flow test but a negative PCR - all tests have limitations, so assume any positive result means you have Covid.

‘Prevent Senior’ in Brazil accused of conducting unethical medical experiments on Covid patients

Even after Brazil's "Covid kit" of alternative treatments was shown to be ineffective, doctors were given sales targets to keep prescribing - with official guidance on how to classify away patients who died from Covid.

Inside the White Rose: the extremist groups looking to capitalise on Covid paranoia

Seizing on people's pandemic fears, extremist groups are trying to radicalise White Rose members with health misinformation, holocaust denial, and white supremacist propaganda

Though it remains unlikely, we’ve too little data to fully rule out the lab leak hypothesis… yet

While the recent US intelligence report ruled out claims that Covid had been deliberately create, it did not come to a conclusion on the lab leak hypothesis

Inside the White Rose: from stickers and graffiti to an online Covid conspiracy ecosystem

In part two of this investigation into the White Rose graffiti movement, we take a look at how members get pulled in to a conspiracy network on Telegram, and some of the confusing and bizarre claims that get shared there

Why I called for the Brazilian Senate to impeach President Bolsanaro over our Covid crisis

Science-based policies can save us from future pandemics. We won't get them by remaining silent when denialism takes over governments.

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