Fake Covid Videos ‘Will Cost Lives’

The Royal College of Physicians is urging people not to share and “copycat” “dangerous” videos claiming steam inhalation can prevent Covid-19. The BBC has found that alternative coronavirus treatments are being sent on chat apps like WhatsApp, as well as being widely available on social media.

BBC reporter Sima Kotecha has tracked the origins of one of these false videos to the state of Gujarat in India.

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    COVID-19: Five Ways to Avoid Catching the Virus Indoors

    This article discusses five ways in which an individual or workplace can ensure that there is proper ventilation in order to lessen the chances of people becoming infected with COVID-19.

    The five suggestions are:

    • If it’s stuffy, walk away
    • Look up at the air conditioning (avoid places where air in the room is simply recirculated)
    • Ask about the fresh air ratio
    • Get the office management to check if there’s virus in the filters
    • Watch out for drafts – there are advantages and disadvantages to drafts coming into a room.

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      Coronavirus: The Human Cost of Virus Misinformation

      A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential for indirect harm caused by rumours, conspiracy theories and bad health information could be much bigger.

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        COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

        To combat what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic” around COVID-19, BBC News Africa has launched a searchable library of fact-checks debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.

        You can explore the top stories on this theme and also search the library of fact-checks.

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          Coronavirus Pandemic: Tracking the Global Outbreak

          This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December of 2019. It is updated several times each day.

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