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Study On COVID Misinformation Is — You Guessed It — Chock Full Of COVID Misinformation

A new study released Tuesday accused many doctors of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 on social media, despite a hotly debated claim called misinformation.

The study, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association and funded through internal support from the University of Massachusetts, found that the researchers found “mistakes” such as mask use and skepticism about the validity of claims. It investigated online postings by doctors who claimed to have disseminated “information about Regarding the idea that COVID-19 originated and was funded in a laboratory, according to to the study. The study advocated “ethical and legal guidelines for the dissemination of misinformation” to prevent possible harm caused by disseminating physicians. (Related: American students are absent at record rates after missing classroom classes for months during pandemic)

“This misinformation category included conspiracy theories related to domestic and foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies,” the study said. Types of misinformation include claims that the virus originated in a Chinese laboratory, which contradicts scientific evidence at the time, and that the virus was leaked as part of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. and the leak was covered up by government and public health officials.”

The investigation, which ran from January 2021 to December 2022, investigated misinformation that was believed to be untrue at the time.

The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, which funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China, which conducted gain-of-function studies of bat-based coronaviruses, with $600,000, will receive $8 million from the NIH between 2014 and 2021. received a grant.

In July, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services suspended government program access to WIV over concerns that the lab was the source of COVID-19 after gain-of-function studies were conducted. .

In a February 2023 classified intelligence report, the U.S. Department of Energy concluded that the novel coronavirus likely originated in a Chinese laboratory.

“Many doctors have focused on the negative effects on children and the requirement to wear masks in schools, saying masks impede social development despite lack of evidence, and that requiring children to wear masks is a form of child abuse. morphology,” the study includes in its criteria. Misinformation.

A poll of parents conducted by Politico and Harvard University found that 46% believed wearing masks had a negative impact on their child’s social learning and interaction, while 45% said it had no effect. Only 9% said yes.

A 2021 study found that carbon dioxide build-up in masks could harm children from wearing masks, reaching more than six times the legal indoor carbon dioxide limit of 2000ppm. It turned out that Another paper found that out of about 26,000 German children, 68% experienced adverse effects while wearing masks.

Sarah Gough, the corresponding author of the study, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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