Pandemic misinformation & a conspiracy meme

By Amy Rogers, MD/PhD

Conspiratorial thinking has been on the rise on both the left and the right in the US for years (The Atlantic just ran an entire issue on the topic). The coronavirus pandemic provides fertile ground for conspiracies to grow, because 1) there is so much genuine uncertainty 2) people are afraid 3) we lack a trusted central authority to lead us through.

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Dr. Amy Rogers

Dr. Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, novelist, journalist, and educator. She blogs about coronavirus at AmyRogers.com