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Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 17:21:38-05

Bogus claims about the coronavirus have exploded since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic a year ago, and much of the job of correcting misinformation has fallen to the world’s front-line medical workers. In Germany, a video clip showing a nurse using an empty syringe while practicing vaccinations was spread to suggest COVID-19 is fake. In Bolivia, medical workers had to care for five people who ingested toxic bleach touted as a COVID-19 cure. Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan says one man stormed out of the hospital after a positive COVID-19 test, refusing to believe it was accurate.