"The coronavirus was made in a laboratory in Wuhan, China." "COVID-19 is not real and comes from 5G network towers." "Drinking warm water with lemon juice will kill the coronavirus." "The flu vaccination will mean I won't get COVID-19." These are all conspiracy theories and myths shared on social media platforms. And it's time they were addressed.
In today's episode of Pasha, Neelaveni Padayachee, a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Lisa Claire du Toit, an associate professor, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, talk about false ideas surrounding the coronavirus.
Photo: "5g Antenna Coronavirus Covid-19" By Sasa Kadrijevic Shutterstock
Authors: Ozayr Patel - Digital Editor | Lisa Claire du Toit - Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand | Neelaveni Padayachee - Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand