Covid-19 pandemic has brought an infodemic

Roadblock in Kenya

A Police officer gesturing at a road block in Malili on the Machakos-Makueni border on March 29, 2021.  Kenya’s decision to halt the movement of interstate buses across its border following a surge in Covid-19 cases has left several Ugandans stranded in the neighbouring East African country.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

As Covid-19 waged its war on humans, the body of scientists, politicians, pundits – everyone – started to create or circulate coronavirus-related content using numerous channels made possible by the internet.


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