Trends, change and recovery: SA beyond Covid-19 is an attempt at sourcing a range of theories.
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Fake news, especially around Covid-19, has, in some instances, proven to be lethal - with deaths recorded after people had followed misguided or simply incorrect "advice".
Three experts from the medical, media and law professions weigh in on the issue:
The Covid-19 'infodemic' and why conspiracy theories are extremely dangerous
We must flatten the curve of misinformation
The current global climate is tense enough as it is, with families being separated, people losing loved ones, millions of jobs being shed and economies in freefall, writes Quentin Wray.
The danger of experts overreaching during Covid-19
Distinguished professionals who deservedly are recognised as experts in their field should not be using their reputation to overreach by trenching into areas way beyond their expertise. Freedom of expression is a vital constitutional right but it does come with obligations, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
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