Danielle E. Anderson
Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Expertise: Virology, Infectious diseases
Qualifying publication(s): see criteria
New York Post article makes speculative, unsupported claim that mutation could enable the virus causing COVID-19 to evade handwashing and mask-wearing
in New York Post, by Jackie Salo
— 08 Oct 2020
"The preprint that the article focuses on actually says nothing about the most egregious claim made in the article: that the virus is evolving to get around hand-washing, masks, et..
Viral New York Post article perpetuates the unfounded claim that the virus that causes COVID-19 is manmade
in New York Post, by Steven W. Mosher
— 02 Mar 2020
Overall, Mosher’s argument is based on unfounded speculation and scientific inaccuracies. Such claims, which continue to be perpetuated even by public officials, have real-world ...
Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”
in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek
— 20 Nov 2019
"This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline i..
Scientific evidence indicates virus that causes COVID-19 infection is of natural origin, not the result of human engineering
evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
SOURCE: Steven W. Mosher, New York Post, Daily Wire, InfoWars
Published: 05 Mar 2020
No conclusive evidence links consumption of bats with the 2019 coronavirus outbreak
Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak linked to eating bats
SOURCE: Emma Parker, Gemma Mullin, Paul Joseph Watson, Daily Star, The Sun, InfoWars
Published: 26 Jan 2020