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A Chinese virology lab is unable to quell the coronavirus conspiracy theories around it. This instance is just one of many that show how China's public has a decreasing level of trust in the government since the outbreak of the coronavirus, say experts.

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  • Scientists are struggling to stop the spread of two things: the coronavirus itself, and the misinformation around it.

  • ‪There is enough scientific research showing that the genetic data of #SARSCoV2 isn't lab created but has a natural origin. Unfortunately, it falls on deaf, ignorant ears; clickbait seems to be more important‬.

  • In a country where the government controls so much, it’s probably hard to believe any news that is allowed through. That is especially true when the matter has been handled so poorly. Also, China seems to incubate more new viruses than elsewhere. Do I believe this? No. But I don’t live in China, and

    In a country where the government controls so much, it’s probably hard to believe any news that is allowed through. That is especially true when the matter has been handled so poorly. Also, China seems to incubate more new viruses than elsewhere. Do I believe this? No. But I don’t live in China, and I can look at enough news sources to triangulate the likely truth.

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  • We live in a world where stating this is not enough anymore: “Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent…and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, ” The public needs to understand and trust where this information comes from.