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John Oliver Entertainingly Tackles Misinformation In The US About Covid-19

John Oliver Entertainingly Tackles Misinformation In The US About Covid-19

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the host tackled the misinformation about Covid-19 which is becoming pervasive in the United States. Much of that false information is being spread by the country's right-wing media.

Oliver highlighted televangelist Kenneth Copeland vanquishing the virus by spitting into the camera, talkshow host Rush Limbaugh telling listeners that the illness is called Covid-19 because it's caused by the 19th coronavirus (it's not), and Fox News creating the narrative that the coronavirus was being hyped up by liberal media to derail Donald Trump's presidency.

That, and more, led to people taking to the streets in protest for various questionable reasons including that the virus is just "hype", that it was 'created by corporates who will now profit from selling the cure', and that it's no worse than the flu.

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