Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19 misinformation’

Sisters educate Africans to get COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, February 21st, 2022
Sisters educate COVID-19

A massive campaign to educate and create awareness, instigated by religious sisters in Ghana, has encouraged thousands to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Religious sisters in the West African nation of more than 31 million people have been working hard to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths. But misinformation is rampant, ranging from denial that the virus exists Read more

Pope praises Catholic group combating COVID-19 misinformation

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Pope combating misinformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an “infodemic,” Pope Francis said during a meeting where he praised a Catholic media group combating vaccine misinformation. Francis also denounced fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines on Jan 28, but he also urged that people who believe such mistruths are helped to understand real scientific facts. “We can hardly Read more

Cairns bishop condemns ‘ignorant, divisive’ parishioners peddling anti-vaccine myths

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

The head of the Catholic diocese in Cairns has heavily criticised parishioners spreading coronavirus vaccine myths, labelling them divisive and ignorant. Bishop James Foley this morning said that people within his church were “campaigning against vaccination on all sorts of ill-founded prejudice”. Among the misinformation Bishop Foley said he had received were claims coronavirus vaccines Read more