Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP
Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP

Dominican Republic study shows how coronavirus misinformation is spreading

  • Nearly half the population of the Caribbean island nation believes debunked conspiracy theory that the virus was made in a Wuhan lab, survey finds
  • Researchers say such perceptions mean people are more likely to defy social distancing rules and they promote distrust in the scientific community

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP
Santo Domingo residents watch from their homes as disinfectant is sprayed in the street as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in April. Photo: AFP
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