WHO Warns of Trolls and Conspiracy Theories Against the Coronavirus
The World Health Organization warns of “trolls and conspiracy theories that undermine the fight against the coronavirus. The director-general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is annoyed by the spread of all kinds of nonsense about the youngest coronavirus.
“Trolls and conspiracy theories undermine the work of everyone who deals with the virus,” said the WHO boss. Let’s talk about facts, not about fear. Everyone needs the right information to protect themselves as well as possible. “
According to the WHO, it is fighting on two fronts: against the virus and all the misinformation circulating. According to some epidemiologists, the misinformation may also have to be treated as a virus because it would just be “contagious”.
The WHO and doctors, for example, are entirely disturbed by the news broadcast on Russian TV in the Vremya (Time) program. In it, a guest links the 2019-nCoV coronavirus to President Donald Trump. He claims that American intelligence services and pharmaceutical companies are behind the outbreak.
Let’s talk about facts, not fear. Everyone must have the right information to protect themselves as well as possible.
Other coverage links the outbreak of the virus to a Chinese woman from Wuhan who eats bat soup. The video with her meal appeared along with the first reports about the new virus in the Chinese city and went all over the world. Research indicates that the video was recorded in 2016.
Besides, the woman is not sitting at the table in Wuhan but on Palau, an island in the Pacific Ocean.