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MedicalNewsToday–A new study suggests that simply reading about a COVID-19 conspiracy theory can make people more likely to ignore scientific evidence and less likely to believe that preventive actions, such as wearing a face covering, are necessary.
About 3 centuries ago, the author Jonathan Swift wrote: “Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.” According to the new study, falsehood flies as fast as ever in our own, supposedly scientific times.
The study found that it was easy to sway people’s opinions by asking them to read an article claiming that COVID-19 originated in a bioweapons laboratory in China.
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Remember empty toilet-paper shelves? They’re back in Boise as virus hoarding resumes.
Idaho Statesman–Customers shopping at Boise’s Costco store got a rude surprise when they walked to the back of the store on Sunday and discovered the store had run out of toilet paper and paper towels.
It was reminiscent of last spring and summer, when jumbo packs of paper products were snatched up as soon as they were unloaded, leaving most of Costco’s customers empty-handed. Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies were in short supply nationwide for months after the coronavirus began causing panic late last winter.