Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories

During the pandemic, there’s been a host of conspiracy theories about Covid-19 that have no basis in science. As Robert Roy Britt writes, “many experts fear a growing erosion of trust in science and the government amid increasing ideological polarization. Health experts have faced death threats over Covid-19 distrust. Researchers are under attack on social media by conspiracy theorists, human trolls, and their robotic puppets, who resort to misogynistic and racist name-calling in attempts to rattle the scientists and discredit the science.” Here’s a thorough explanation of why the human brain loves conspiracies.

And here are two good explainers of the several myths about Covid-19:

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