Trump’s infodemic  of COVID-19  fake news

 
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AFP Washington - President Trump is  the biggest  source of misinformation about Covid-19, according to a Cornell University study,

A team from the Cornell Alliance for Science funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. analyzed some 38 million articles published in English, between January 1 and May 26, 2020, in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in some other countries in Africa and Asia.

Of these, more than 522,400 articles were identified with false information about the coronavirus, a phenomenon called an "infodemic" by the World Health Organization.

Likewise, the impact of these articles on social networks was calculated, with more than 36 million interactions, three-quarters on Facebook.

Conspiracy Theories
In all, eleven categories of false information were identified, ranging from conspiracy theories - that the virus was created to create a new world order; that it is a biological weapon disseminated by a Chinese laboratory; that it is a disease linked to tycoon Bill Gates; that the virus was created to regulate the world's population, among others - even miracle cures.

The latter were by far the most popular, with 295,351 articles, and Trump's comments were responsible for a significant uptick in this category, particularly the possibility of a disinfectant injection to combat the disease, as he told a press conference on April 24.

Also, there were similar peaks when he promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine, a treatment whose effectiveness has not been proven.

"We, therefore, concluded that the president of the United States was undoubtedly the most important factor of misinformation" about Covid-19, the researchers noted.

"If people receive misleading information through unscientific and unsubstantiated reports about the disease, they may be less likely to follow official recommendations and spread the virus further," said Sarah Evanega, who led the study.



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casual observer

So...let me get this straight. You really believe that trump's bone spurs were not fabricated by him and his doctor? 5 times. Then just magically disappeared when the draft board stopped knocking???? Good grief. He's as phony as his bone spurs.

1 month ago
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Palm tree

My son was rejected by the army because of his lack of arches in his feet. He tried to get a waiver but to no avail. Casual Observer just because someone has a medical condition that keeps the from serving doesn't make it their fault. I agree with others that Trump is a pure Alpha male and spectacular hair.

1 month ago
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Cindy

It's distressing to see so much hate for our President. Trump has accomplished so much on behalf of the American people yet the power hungry left still hate him. He has secured the southern border, brought peace between Israel and Arabs, abolished NAFTA, stood up to China, brought many companies back home to America, stood strong for gun rights, defended our history and culture against Marxism, gutted Obamacare and so so much more. Despite these great accomplishments he's still hated by the fake news media. I agree with with JB that Trump is an Alpha who weathers the fake investigations and lies. He still has great hair for his age also. All true Americans are praying for President Trump now,

1 month ago
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Cindy

It's distressing to see so much hate for our President. Trump has accomplished so much on behalf of the American people yet the power hungry left still hate him. He has secured the southern border, brought peace between Israel and Arabs, abolished NAFTA, stood up to China, brought many companies back home to America, stood strong for gun rights, defended our history and culture against Marxism, gutted Obamacare and so so much more. Despite these great accomplishments he's still hated by the fake news media. I agree with with JB that Trump is an Alpha who weathers the fake investigations and lies. He still has great hair for age also. All true Americans are praying for President Trump now,

1 month ago
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casual observer

Again with the alpha male. When I was of draft age, all us alpha males answered the call. This punk ass bozo developed bone spurs 5 times. What alpha are you talking about? trump is a certified fraud.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

The goal is to get a rapid recovery and negative test so Trump can get back out to Arizona and Nevada. I think in about a week he will be good as new. Being the leader of the free world has perks, he gets new therapies not yet available by the FDA. It's good to be the Alpha male leader!

1 month ago
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casual observer

Why isn't the prez using it???? Trump received a single dose of Regeneron's antibody cocktail, according to a letter issued by White House physician Sean Conley. The treatment is undergoing clinical trials but hasn't received any form of regulatory approval. What???? No hydroxychloroquine??? The entire White House staff and his senior advisors are wearing masks now!!! I have read here that they don't work!! Even the prez is wearing one. What's going on? Has reality finally set in????

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

Looks like when Trump recovers and is back on the campaign trail the virus fanatics will have to calm down.

1 month ago
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Snake Pliskin

The use of hydroxychloroquine absolutely has been proven to help (not cure). Most doctors are still using it in conjunction with a couple other things and having excellent results. This article is typical fake news bull.

1 month ago
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BJWhite

OMG You Wankers clearly have no friends and no one else that wants to listen to your verbal bullshit. Instead of wining here in the comments (obviously your wives cant take that stupid blabla anymore), get your asses up and do something that has and makes sense. US&A - Eternal Losers, as the (real) history shows.

1 month ago
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Ajd

Well well well! Jbb, now that humpty has the virus he can be the first to use his warp speed vaccine so he can be ready for the next debate. Just read ayesterday that there wetr some serious adverse reactions to one of the trial vaccines, so the process is now very much in question. Right now, due to the orange dotard's rantings, there are so many conspiracy theories abounding that noone knows what to believe. He achieved that goal....putting everything in doubt. But he never thought that he would get infected. I wish him well but, in some weird perverse way, it is almost natural justice in trump world. He perverted the entire response and has himself now fallem prey to the impact of the virus.

1 month ago
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Brian

Do not read this unless you consider yourself intelligent because those without critical thinking will not have the aptitude to follow up on any of the data and information provided. Yet another fake study. How about the Bill Gates funded fake study he paid for using computer AI that projected horrific death figures that governments used to justify putting their citizens under house arrest? All of it is fraud of such epic proportions that CovidIdiots cannot even fathom what is happening is happening because it is so criminally insane what is going that even intelligent people struggle to comprehend how anybody could do this. You see it is easier for people to understand the madness of a serial killer and get upset at that person for killing a dozen people than it is for them to understand somebody responsible for killing millions. It is the way the mind works, and the psychopaths know this. There are over 1/2 a dozen treatments used by doctors successfully across the world, all of them have been hidden and the doctors silenced. Some with 100% success. Here is proof HCQ works early and post treatment (lessor extent) www.c19study.com but of course this is information that is hidden from the public because if the public knew this they would understand there is no reason for a vaccine that has treatment protocols existing in the world where close to 100% can survive with early treatment. Instead they play out a fear-based theater drama production where they wait for people to advance (most in the world were told to go home and wait until it got worse even here that was done) their symptoms (instead of early treatment) until it is too late, that was on purpose. Act 1 Wuhan, Act 2 Italy and Act 3 NYC. Even with no treatment global statistics put the survival rate at 99.75%, again no reason for a vaccine when most of the population survives, this is not as deadly as the Bill Gates funded computer models predicted that lead to the destruction of almost everything, the world has experienced. The cure by government was far more destructive than the cause. Do your homework and the deeper you dig the more criminal this becomes. The fact is people were murdered and that must be investigated, and those people tried for crimes against humanity in International Criminal Court. Withholding a valid working treatment protocol to push an agenda of vaccines and the “great reset” is criminal! Big Tech is also involved in silencing licensed medical doctors across the planet so that makes them culpable of crimes against humanity too. This was an orchestrated top down crime, when in your lifetime have you seen every country follow the Chinese model of home imprisonment? Only exception is Sweden that is doing very well today while Europe goes into round two of house arrest mandates based on more fake science from focusing on casedemic. You lock up a country extreme you ONLY DELAY the virus you cannot stop it. Lockdowns have proven in studies they have failed, yet they are doing round two. While the world is again facing lockdowns for months Wuhan China has become party central in night clubs and thousands packed in pool parties. Hmm anybody using critical thinking yet? Here it is for you to see: https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/18/wuhan-goes-wild-thousands-attend-pool-party-in-former-covid-19-epicentre There were at least 1/2 a dozen treatment protocols across the world hidden from people as people died needlessly, that is a crime. How about Taiwan with only 7 death, what they did was early treatment immediately upon anybody suspected or diagnosed (they ignored all recommendations by WHO and China) using steroids to stop the cytokine storm problems where the body was attacking itself and its organs. Start using critical thinking and questioning, only a couple of countries did not follow the death protocol put out by the WHO and both did very well. Most of you never read about this because this steroid treatment protocol was also hidden from the planet on purpose as close to a million people were allowed to die. It gets worse because of the Bill Gates sponsored false projections of death governments plunged the world into chaos resulting in 3 billion people falling into extreme poverty and 300,000 people a night go to sleep and never wake up as they starve to death, this is the real death count from all of this few understand and you never see in the fear media that is also involved in covering up the crimes happening now. The deeper you dig the more you realize we are witnessing an extreme genocide and the biggest fraud and crime of our century. Does anybody think this is acceptable in a free society that when any doctor that came out to discuss what they were using to successfully ensure their patients lived were silenced and many had their license revoked for curing their patients, this does not happen in “normal times” so they want you to believe in their “new normal” which includes silencing millions of doctors across the planet. That is not a “New Normal” most people want to be part of the problem is all these crimes and actions against humanity are being covered up. Many doctors are tying to break through the media and Big tech censorship. Here is an open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all Belgian authorities and all Belgian media https://www.stress.org/open-letter-from-medical-doctors-and-health-professionals-to-all-belgian-authorities-and-all-belgian-media A rushed dangerous experimental vaccine is surely not the answer when only 00.25% (who could have been saved mostly with conventional hidden cures, see Taiwan for an example of cure most people on the planet never heard about as the WHO blocked them from being published! Again the more you dig the more criminal this all becomes) but if you want to learn more about AstraZeneca victims https://www.naturalhealth365.com/covid-19-vaccine-trial-failure-3573.html read this story about the serious neurological injuries happening to people already in the small trials and another trial with another company also had to be halted, still want a needle pushed in your vein from some greedy pharmaceutical that zero liability for any injury the cause you when you only have a 0.0025 risk of death doing nothing? If you do some research you will find in decades they have been unable to make a vaccine that works for HIV which is also a RNA virus, like coronavirus, but you expect them to make a safe and effective vaccine in months? I am not against vaccines for serious health issues but I am against a vaccine that is a rushed experimental one and based on a disease that has a statistically small mortality rate, so realistically insignificant that in most of the population there risk plummets to 0.00005, which is very close to zero. Doctors now warn that vaccines being developed won't work as most will be about 50% effective, hello? Get it? They are prepping people they will need to wear masks and social distance for 2 years due to the inability of the vaccines coming to work. HELLO??? You thinking yet? If you have an experimental vaccine you rush to market that is not even going to be effective, what is this REALLY ABOUT? Wake up and think. The more you dig the more you realize the crimes happening before our eyes. People need to stop being brainless and use their brain on their shoulders. There is no reason for a vaccine when almost 100% of high-risk individuals can be treated successfully using conventional protocols. There is no reason for a vaccine when at best they project 50%, possibly 75% success, which leaves most and the vulnerable still unprotected. There is no reason for a vaccine when critical lifesaving safety studies and trials are being skipped over dangerously, that normally take 7 to 20 years to create a safe vaccine. There is no reason for a vaccine when large numbers of people will be injured from the vaccine those risks are not justified when only 0.0025 are risk and with conventional therapies, if allowed could reduce the risk to 0.000005! There is no reason for a vaccine when 99.75% of people survive without ANY TREATMENT and close to 100% would survive with TREATMENT BEING BLOCKED FROM USE TO FURTHER THE FEAR AGENDA, see Taiwan using steroids (7 deaths only in Taiwan out of a population of 23,827,863 as well as other doctors using nebulized steroids and other drugs to successfully block the replication of the virus in the lungs of those high risk groups ie older and co-morbidity. Now after you dig deep on medical sites and learn the truth being disclosed here your next question will be why were people murdered then if they could have been treated? Why the endless push of extreme fear? Why the push for the world to be imprisoned while in Wuhan that dance in parties while the rest of the world business shutter their doors? Why were doctors silenced? That is the just the begging of the questions people have to start asking? Why are they pushing he this agenda? Who benefits from this? Those are the people that must pay for their crimes against humanity. You can start here www.plandemicseries.com Bill Gates has an economic agenda and it aligns with UN’s push for a “Great Reset” and I don’t know about you but their “new normal” looks awfully like the old crimes of the last century. History repeats itself and especially when people forget the crimes of the last century where 130,000,000 were murdered by the very people they trusted to ensure their safety, their governments! History will get this correct and people will look back and say how could they have been so stupid.

1 month ago
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Virgil E Eaves Jr

We can always depend on NRP to publish only the most outragious lies from the far left radicals.

1 month ago
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catch3467

Well, well, well...perfect political timing. The ship is sinking. Everybody jump over the side. But the Captain and 1st mate first, no ? To all you Stroumpf fanners, you have 2 weeks to follow suit, better bring your life jacket, though. Have lots of fun.

1 month ago
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casual observer

Putin's useful idiot will do or say anything to remain in power. He won't have much power either in jail.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

Thank God for Trump fighting against the Kung flu. His vaccine will be ready in months not years. The leftists will have to give up a lot of power.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Well i stopped reading when it said mr and mrs devil funded part of the study as we know they have financial interests in the vaccine industry and with the amount of kids he crippled overseas we know where his interests are $$$$$. But go ahead NRP and print this as opposed to Panama news as the name suggests

1 month ago
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