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A year into a pandemic, and the danger of fake news. Part I.

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Let’s do a brief review of the last year.

In March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID 19 as a pandemic that would occasionally reach every corner of the planet.

And what really affected people’s health the most was the fake news in this regard.
Suddenly we were all epidemiologists with an explanation, wanting to explain this new disease as just a simple flu, a lot of information began to circulate on social networks and maybe the worst thing is the bogus remedies, articles and opinions that trivialize the risk of the disease.

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Many people actually believed in those opinions, which made the truthful information not spread the same.
All this misinformation cost lives in many countries, especially in the underdeveloped ones, because by not believing the population in the seriousness of the virus or even denying its existence, it caused many of the population not to take their precautions not to be infected or to take care of themselves in time by taking the appropriate medication.

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Of course, the same rulers also have their dose of guilt, for example Trump spreading the direct use of lyson as an antiviral.

The conspiracy also have a large part of the blame, let’s remember the whole conspiracy theory that related the virus to the 5g technology and its antennas, causing people to set them on fire in many places.

On the other hand, we have people who believed that the virus was spread by the government itself and medical personnel making their work difficult.

And of course, the irresponsible people who take the quarantine as a vacation.

To all this we must add the denial of it WHO on the severity of the virus, so the information was changing every time it arrived in a new country, causing each government and media to pass the information differently.

Once the virus had reached each country, it was debated whether it was necessary or not to quarantine, the majority did not comply at first, but each one, seeing the severity and rapid transmission of the virus, had to declare it obligatorily, which was the over for many industries.

Perhaps the positive side of all this is that the planet finally had a break from us and endemic fauna could be seen circulating through the great cities of the world, such as bears, elks, peacocks in large cities, such as Madrid , Mexico City or Tokyo.

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