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Market flagged over 800 social media posts with COVID-19 misinformation. Solely a fraction had been eliminated
We have all seen misinformation on-line, however does reporting it truly do something?
The world’s social media giants promised to crack down on dangerous COVID-19 misinformation that has proliferated for the reason that pandemic started, however a Market investigation discovered that when problematic posts had been flagged, most weren’t labelled or eliminated.
Between Feb. 3 and Feb. 16, Market producers combed by Fb, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter and used the person instruments to flag and report greater than 800 posts that breach every firm’s insurance policies that cowl, amongst different issues, posting misinformation.
The end result: about 12 per cent of the posts had been labelled with warnings or taken down completely. That quantity jumped to 53 per cent solely after Market journalists recognized themselves and shared the findings immediately with the businesses. Learn extra
A yr into pandemic, COVID-19 long-haulers nonetheless battle to get care
We have been dwelling with the pandemic for simply over a yr now, however some COVID-19 long-haulers nonetheless really feel like they’re combating to be heard.
As provincial and federal governments concentrate on pressing pandemic priorities — from prevention and vaccination to caring for acutely ailing sufferers in hospitals — individuals struggling debilitating signs within the aftermath of their COVID-19 infections are being left behind on the subject of pandemic-related planning and spending, some specialists say. Learn extra
Again in January, a Market questionnaire discovered that 60 per cent of COVID-19 long-haulers have not been capable of entry the care they consider they should get better.
Canada’s nursing houses have worst file for COVID-19 deaths amongst rich nations: report
Canada has the worst file for COVID-19 deaths in long-term care houses in contrast with different rich nations, in response to a brand new report launched on Tuesday by the Canadian Institute for Well being Info (CIHI).
The examine discovered that the proportion of deaths in nursing houses represented 69 per cent of Canada’s general COVID-19 deaths, which is considerably greater than the worldwide common of 41 per cent. Learn extra
What else is occurring?
‘Attempt to not cease and begin’ whereas driving, Honda tells homeowners caught with automobiles not match for winter
The automaker says it is taken steps to repair heating, however will not say what number of occasions it did not work.
That is your mind on pandemic: What persistent stress is doing to us
A yr of ‘each day, unpredictable, malignant stress’ can truly have an effect on our mind tissue.
With danger of extra infectious coronavirus variants rising, specialists name for extra warning outside
‘We actually must do a lot, far more than final summer season,’ says Dr. Peter Jüni.
B.C. girl petitions province to cowl price of ‘life-changing’ migraine medicine
Christina Sall says Aimovig is the one drug that helps her, but it surely prices her greater than $500 a month.
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