When Doctors Spread Misinformation, Can Anything Be Done?

A man asks his doctor a question while pointing at his diagnosis on the tablet.
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Earlier this week, yet another Covid-19 misinformation video went viral. (Here’s a great debunker of the subject matter.) What was especially disappointing was that, yet again, the people in the video are men and women with medical degrees — many practicing physicians. The Medium Coronavirus Blog spoke this week to Arthur Caplan, founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School…

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that