False news and rumors about the coronavirus have flooded social media. But did you know that these rumors are most believed. Researchers at four US universities, including Howard, responded. According to him, young people are the most confused. They quickly accept fake news as true and pass it on to others.
Researchers at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Northeastern University and Northwestern University studied the 11 most widely circulated fake information about the virus on the Internet. Between 7 and 15 August, the survey was conducted on 22,000 young people. It was found that 18% of young people up to the age of 25 accepted this fake information as true, whereas only 9% of people over the age of 655 relied on such information. 1 17 percent of people aged 25 to 44 relied on this false claim and only 12 percent of people aged 45 to 644 believed it to be true. It found that older people found these claims to be relatively less accurate.
The virus was spread by eating bats 28% of people believed that the virus was transmitted to humans only by eating bats, while only 6% of people aged 65 accepted the news as true. How much news – how reliable is the Chinese weapon of the virus 25 percent of young people believed that the virus was a weapon made in China, which was prepared in the laboratory, half of their adults believed
The researchers believed that the infection could only develop in the elderly, knowing that young people became careless and that it later became a major cause of the spread of the infection. According to data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average age of infected people dropped from 46 to 38 in August, and 20% of patients in July and August were found to be between 20 and 29 years old.