A Two-Headed Dragon: COVID and COVID Conspiracies
The Omicron variant is spreading across the world and world leaders beg the global population with access to vaccines and boosters to make the best choice for themselves and collective safety. When the stakes are this high, it doesn’t help that conspiracies about COVID and the origins of this particular variant are more common than ever. Conspiracy theories and anti-vaccine narratives that dissuade people from getting vaccinated are perhaps just as dangerous to misinformation-vulnerable populations as the threat of the new variant itself.
CNN: Hospital CEO - Covid patients are dying ‘at a rate we’ve never seen before, December 10, 2021.
NBC: How US Social Media Conspiracy Theories Made Other Countries Skeptical Of The Covid Vaccine, November 30, 2021.
PEW: Misinformation and the Coronavirus Vaccines, March 12, 2021.