Tag Archives: Fake

Qld MP slams fake coronavirus warning

A fake coronavirus alert is advising people to avoid Brisbane suburbs with a high Chinese population. The fake release purports to be a Queensland Department of Health warning against travel to the suburbs of Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Runcorn and Eight Mile Plains. State MP Duncan Pegg has taken to Twitter to declare the release a… Read More »

Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here’s what went most viral.

A nurse holds up a one dose bottle and a prepared syringe of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine made by Merck at the Utah County Health Department on April 29, 2019 in Provo, Utah. George Frey | Getty Images A cabal of doctors are hiding the cure for cancer, berries are more effective than… Read More »

Should You Eat the New Fake Meats?

Over time, meat substitutes have gotten increasingly more like real meat. The question is, are these newer, so-called virtuous alternatives to meat healthier than the real meat they mimic? Friends of mine used to run a vegetarian restaurant. Their customers would come in and interrogate them about menu items: what kind of oils were used in… Read More »

Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  A Trump administration regulation issued just hours before the partial federal shutdown offers quiet hope for civility in government. What happened, on its face, was simple: an update of the rules governing a particular Medicare program. In today’s dyspeptic political climate, however, what didn’t happen along the way was truly remarkable – and may… Read More »