It’s clear as day now: in times of crisis, fake news spreads quicker than any virus. That’s just what has happened with the myth that 5G networks are behind the Covid-19 pandemic, because they spread the SARS-CoV2 virus. Teams around the world are researching tirelessly to find out how the infection mechanism really works, find drugs with which to treat its victims and come up with a vaccine that will stop the virus claiming more.
But the scientific method is a slow process. Every hypothesis has to be analysed by interdisciplinary teams. Every theory must be tested against the facts. Every experiment must be repeated by independent teams around the world to make sure it’s valid. That kind of patience is often lacking on social media.