I don't know about you, but I've got a bad case of Infodemic Fatigue, better known as Covid Mis/Disinformation Fatigue. When will this firehose of rubbish abate? Is this how Health Science Librarians burnout?
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Will Covid Vaccine Turn Us into 5G Antennas?
In only 9 minutes, Dr Zubin Damania debunks the latest conspiracy theories about the new Covid vaccines. He has a long history battling anti-vaxxers. Just in case your family brings up 5G antennas at Thanksgiving dinners this year. Oh yeah--Nevermind: Thanksgiving is canceled due to the pandemic.
Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation Superspreaders: Misinformation about Development of a Covid-19 Vaccine Spreads Widely on Facebook - Newsguard
I posted about Newsguard back in March 2020 as a resource to fight against Covid Misinformation. They track a number of websites known for publishing misinformation on a variety of topics, not just Covid. In the report above, Dr Northrup is cited as linking to an article falsely claiming that a Covid 19 vaccine would alter your DNA.
I am really disappointed in Dr Northrup. I liked her consumer health books for women in the 2000s. Sad to see her stooping to this level. She knows better.