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There are 2 comments on POV: Health Misinformation Is Rampant on Social Media

  1. “Health misinformation is defined as any health-related claim that is false based on current scientific consensus.” is an absurd definition for misinformation.

    Under this definition, we would have never debunked the following dangerous myths, which all had wide scientific consensus in their respective times:

    * the benefits of frontal lobotomies (Nobel prize in 1949 for António Egas Moniz)

    * the safety of thalidomide (leading to “flipper babies”)

    * oxygen for premature infants (blinding ~10k infants over 12 years)

    * safety of DES (caused rare cancers for mother and child)

    * safety of x-rays

    * safety of medicinal Cocaine

    If you want to renew public trust in science, stop spreading propaganda.

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