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- Social Media Rumour Bulletin #4Highlights: Uncertainty: Rumours that it’s all a hoax Pandemic Prejudice: Social Media driving anti-Chinese sentiment Close connections during COVID-19: Rumours about sexual transmission and cures Speedy Science: fuelling drug rumours Internews is working with Translators without Borders and Standby Task Force to collect and analyse rumours and misinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease. Data is beingContinue reading “Social Media Rumour Bulletin #4”
- Rumour: Favipiravir/Avigan and how to report on new ‘miracle’ drugsOne drug drawing the attention of both the medical and social media world is favipiravir, sold under the brand name Avigan. An Indian pharmaceutical company has recently developed and commercialised a generic version of favipiravir to be marketed under the brand name Faviton. Favipiravir is an antiviral medication used to treat influenza (predominantly in Japan)Continue reading “Rumour: Favipiravir/Avigan and how to report on new ‘miracle’ drugs”
- Rumour: Can COVID-19 be sexually transmitted?We have recently seen questions circulating on social media about whether COVID-19 can be transmitted through sexual contact. This explainer document is designed to help you understand the current research and answer this question for your audience. As approaches to sexual contact are inherently cultural, it is important to ensure you localize any information givenContinue reading “Rumour: Can COVID-19 be sexually transmitted?”
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