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Truth matters: why we must fight Covid fear with the facts

Fionola Meredith


How many of us have fallen into the 'ignorance gap'?

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Revelation: According to a recent report, Covid is not the number one cause of death across the UK

Revelation: According to a recent report, Covid is not the number one cause of death across the UK

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Revelation: According to a recent report, Covid is not the number one cause of death across the UK

Sorting fact from fiction is a challenge these days. We're deluged with endless statistics and modelling and data about coronavirus, many of them contradictory, or questionable, or devoid of context.

Even global authorities like the World Health Organisation have chopped and changed their advice, particularly on questions such as whether face masks should be worn. Finding the truth in this hailstorm of information can seem impossible.

Add in the relentless doom-mongering by our political leaders and it's no wonder that people are confused and frightened.


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