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Busting the conspiracy myth: Keep your scepticism healthy

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Getting people to wear masks and stay indoors is not stealing people’s minds.


24 Aug 2020
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Busting the conspiracy myth: Keep your scepticism healthy

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Spending most of his day in a wheelchair in a rehab centre outside London, battling to stand up unaided and clench his right fist properly, never mind think about walking again, my cousin Sean would probably swear violently at all the confident conspiracy theorists who say Covid-19 “is just a flu, bro…” No doubt there are many families – in South Africa, as well as around the world – who would see the memories of their departed loved ones stained by the other conspiracies theorists who say Covid-19 is “one big hoax”. Let’s just think about that for a moment....

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