South African Young Academy of Science

Fallacies and freedom of expression in Science

Fallacies and freedom of expression in Science
April 2, 2020 Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
Can ignorance be cured? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a global panic, unfortunately, during these trying times many people have suddenly become ‘medical experts’. It was alarming for me when I received a WhatsApp text message claiming that the virus ‘can be cured by a bowl of freshly boiled garlic water’. The panic was;…