COVID-19 provides fertile breeding ground for conspiracy theories
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the spread of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus threatens to undermine legitimate efforts to combat the disease and cause lasting harm, warn researchers at Texas State University.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, fatigue, respiratory distress- and, increasingly, economic anxiety
Medium | April 2, 2020
T. Edwin Chow, associate professor in the Department of Geography at Texas State University, investigates the potential of big data, including web demographics and social media, to unearth spatial patterns of human movement in dynamic events, e.g. disaster response, protests, etc.
News4SA | April 1, 2020
Researchers at Texas State University says that as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, dangerous conspiracy theories about the virus threaten to undermine legitimate efforts to contain it. At best, the researchers say, conspiracy theories are a distraction. However, such misguided beliefs could lead to a disregard of medical advice or worse.
KXAN | March 29, 2020
Texas State University donated ventilators to local hospitals to help them treat patients with COVID-19.“I talked to the faculty, and we decided if there was a need we could help with, we were open to that,” explained Gregg Marshall, chair of the Department of Respiratory Care.
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