The Guardian reports about vaccine misinformation: ‘A systemic failure’: vaccine misinformation remains rampant on Facebook, experts say. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jul/21/facebook-misinformation-vaccines
A dozen people are responsible for most vaccine misinformation. The “disinformation dozen” have a combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms. The Guardian has a short story about this: Majority of COVID misinformation came from 12 people, report finds. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report
COVID-19 cases are rising again in the United States, about tripling in terms of new cases per day, as the delta variant takes hold and vaccinations slow down.
The Washington Post had this story on Friday, July 16, 2021: Delta variant takes hold in U.S. as coronavirus cases rise nearly 70 percent. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/16/covid-cases-rising/
From the article: “More than 97 percent of hospitalizations are among those who are unvaccinated, Walensky said, and almost all covid-19 deaths — which climbed 26 percent in the past week — are among people who have not received a shot.”
Last year, there were a lot of news stories about people who considered COVID-19 to be a hoax getting infected and sick, and then warning others to take it seriously.
This year, there a lot of news stories about people hesitating or refusing to get the vaccine, getting sick, and then urging others to get it.
It’s very unfortunate, and it all seems so unnecessary.
Here a few of the recent stories about COVID-19 among the unvaccinated:Continue reading
Here are two interesting stories about the COVID-19 lab leak hypothesis:
Divisive COVID ‘lab leak’ debate prompts dire warnings from researchers—https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01383-3
The lab-leak hypothesis for COVID-19 is becoming a conspiracy theory—https://massivesci.com/articles/sars-cov-coronavirus-covid19-lab-leak-hypothesis/