DISINFO: Coronavirus is linked to race, racial differences exist at a medical level
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: myvideo.ge Resource (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 29, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Georgian
  • Reported in: Issue 196
  • Countries / regions discussed: UK, US
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coronavirus Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: Coronavirus is linked to race, racial differences exist at a medical level

SUMMARY

The spread of coronavirus is linked to race. Racial differences exist at a medical level. Certain ethnicities and races are more susceptible to the virus.

RESPONSE

Recurring conspiracy theory on coronavirus. According to various studies (The Institute for Fiscal Studies, US CDC, Kaiser Family Foundation) mainly socio-economic and environmental factors have been named as the reason behind different degrees of exposure to various diseases and viruses among different races and ethnic groups. These factors may include the working area, living conditions, access to healthcare, etc.

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