Scientific American writes about what can be done to counter the problem of COVID-19 misinformation. In the United States, misinformation spread by elements of the media, by public leaders and by individuals with large social media platforms has contributed to a disproportionately large share of COVID-19 burden: we house 4Continue Reading

A paper that has not been peer-reviewed reaches faulty conclusions to advance the unsubstantiated claim that the novel coronavirus was bioengineered in a Chinese lab, according to immunology and microbiology experts. One of the study’s main claims is that the “genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 is suspiciously similar to that ofContinue Reading

State officials and federal agencies warn there’s a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers try to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims. In one such scheme, detailed in a warning from the Montana attorney general, scammers tell their victims, “I’m calling fromContinue Reading