Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 Travel Order, Mass

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to…

Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. A Pew Research Center survey recently asked people if they had heard the theory that the COVID-19 outbreak was intentionally planned by people in power. Seventy-one percent of U.S. adults said they had. And a third of those respondents said it was “definitely” or “probably” true…more:npr

A Toxic ‘Infodemic’: The Viral Spread Of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

…In times of crisis, people’s appetite for information can be insatiable. Those desperate for answers are especially vulnerable to manipulation by hucksters and conspiracy theorists, who fearmonger for profit on unregulated platforms that serve as digital megaphones. Buttar, a practitioner of “alternative” medicine, had relatively limited online influence — until he started video blogging about coronavirus conspiracy theories a couple weeks ago. His videos blew up before his eyes….more: huffpost

AMJA LATEST STATEMENT ABOUT COVID-19

A statement regarding the latest developments of COVID-19 outbreak and their impact on the congregational services In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful In light of the new developments of the COVID-19 outbreak (may Allah keep…