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May 27, 2024 9:53 p.m.

Vaccines or ivermectin?: Students navigate disinformation dialogues in Fiat Lux 19

“Climate change is a hoax.” “The earth is flat.” “Vaccines have microchips in them.”
These beliefs persist despite having been widely rejected by scientists. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some conservative politicians promoted the use of the drug ivermectin, which is used to kill parasites, as a cure for the virus – even though the United States Food and Drug Administration did not authorize its use and the National Institutes of Health explicitly advised against it.

By Yashila Suresh

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