• Ankuran Dutta

#CheckTheFake-16: Loss your ‘common sense’, get back your ‘immunity’: #Infodemic


April 16, 2020

The novel coronavirus is more of a tale of competence and incompetence of our immune system – it’s a tale of attack on our common senses today.

World scientists on #COVID19 are leaving no stones unturned in finding out the entire design of human being’s immune system and a way to boost it, if vulnerable to the deadly virus.

But unfortunately, they are running so fast that they miss to make people’s common sense stronger to understand the virus in general terms.

It is true that the low immunity person is more vulnerable to the disease; but one cannot deny the fact that people’s common senses are more vulnerable to all the fake information surrounding the COVID-19.

Before any research on COVID-19 could unfold pages of any invention, science already had its key to boost our immune system. Key nutrients that promote and support the mediators, receptors and immune cells are: protein; vitamins C, A, E, D and B6; essential fatty acids; and the minerals selenium and zinc. As most of the immune cells are in our gut, an adequate intake of dietary fibre is essential for the billions of bacteria to produce the substances that keep our gut healthy and the immune system strong and robust.

The common sense is always tested in every new situation without any keys on people’s hands to make it stronger. It’s the time and situation and the person attached to it who reacts whether something is meaningful or not.

Earlier this week, it is aired that 5G suppresses the immune system, making people susceptible to the virus. It also claimed that the virus can somehow be transmitted via radio waves, which later on is dubbed as a ‘conspiracy theory’.

People are more easily trapped into ‘conspiracy theories’ today than by the nature of the deadly disease itself. This itself raise a question on our living brains; of what nature is the knowledge or information it receives and transmit to our bodies that fails to understand the difference between perception and reality.

Even, mobile industry body GSMA has urged internet giants, content providers and social media platforms to “accelerate their efforts” to remove fake news linking the two – 5G and novel coronavirus.

#CheckTheFake on #COVID19

FAKE: 5G suppresses our immune system.

FACT: There is no evidence that 5G is linked to, or causes coronavirus, or reduces immunity. This is termed as “the worst kind of fake news” or the worst of all the conspiracy theories by a top representative of the UK’s National Health Services.

#CheckTheFake is a movement against #Infodemic in this crisis, initiated by Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust #ARMT (www.armt.in) in collaboration with The Assam Tribune and Northeast Now (www.nenow.in) to create awareness on #fakenews on #Coronavirus and improve media literacy through #Cartoons. ARMT Research

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/at.asp?id=apr1620/Page5



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