STOP TREATING FUCKING STUPIDITY AS A VALID POINT OF VIEW. Opinion: Today’s terrifying Covid misinformation has a complicated past – CNN

We are living in a dangerously unprecedented moment of misinformation-fueled distrust and division about Covid-19, writes historian Nicole Hemmer, but medical misinformation — the deliberate spread of demonstrably untrue claims for politics or profit — has been a feature of life in the US throughout the nation’s history. Understanding that is key to addressing the near-total breakdown of hope for a return to normal, she argues.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/opinions/covid-history-of-spreading-medical-misinformation-hemmer/index.html

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