How to find the COVID-19 facts in a misinformation pandemic
02 January 2022 | 12:25 pm
There is a lot of information out there about the pandemic, COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, but also a lot of mis- and disinformation. To tell one from the other, it helps to understand how science works.
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