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.
Why Your Brain Loves Conspiracy Theories
Who believes and why, and whether conspiracism is really getting way worse
And here are two good explainers of the several myths about Covid-19:
Mad, Bad and Dangerous: Answering COVID-19 conspiracy theories
“A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes”