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Doctors Warn U.K. Lawmakers How Covid Misinformation Can Kill

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  • New York responder blamed misinformation over seriousness

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Rajeev Fernando, a medical doctor and first responder working in New York, told U.K. lawmakers that one of the biggest challenges he’d faced is public belief in conspiracy theories and bogus cures about Covid-19.