Conspiracy Theories can be Deadly

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Conspiracy Theories can be Deadly

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Conspiracy theories can be interesting, scary, and even entertaining. But they have real life consequences for some. This story about Carsyn Leigh Davis illustrates how dangerous conspiracy theories can be. Davis’s mother took her to a COVID-19 church party to purposely expose her to the virus. She was immunocompromised and became seriously ill. She was treated with treatments like hydroxychloriquine which have not been proven to be safe or effective by the FDA.

She ultimately died from the disease.

Here’s an example of folks who buy into conspiracy theories like Plandemic and Q-Anon and how their lack of information literacy has real consequences on their own health and the health of others.

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Tampa Bay Times

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This item was submitted on October 17, 2020 by Marissa C. Rhodes using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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