But who ‘fact checks’ the ‘fact checkers’
COVID: Posts claiming only 17,000 died of virus ‘factually incorrect’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/60145237
Then on 20 January, Dr John Campbell, a retired nurse educator who has amassed a huge following on YouTube, released a video describing the figures as a “huge story” and suggested Covid deaths were “much lower than mainstream media seems to have been intimating”.
“It has become a weapon of the cruel and heartless to dismiss the deaths of the people we love.”
The BBC has contacted Mr Nawaz, Dr Campbell and Mr Davis.
By Rachel Schraer
Health and disinformation reporter
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights: Deaths
Information based on scientific facts is a human right
To be properly informed, to be helped to understand situations based on scientific data and not fake news, is a human right. Journalists and scientists, should try to build bridges to those who need to hear scientific truths lauded those who could properly place individual facts in a broader picture by explaining the causes and circumstances of a given situation.
10 billion vaccine doses have been administered globally
Professor Madhukar Pai, epidemiology and biostatistics, McGill University in Montreal
South Africa, for example, has set up a hub to begin developing mRNA vaccines where scientists, are trying to reverse-engineer the Moderna vaccine from scratch, because the U.S. drugmaker won’t share its technology.
Dr. Pai likened this to reinventing the wheel while a car is on fire.