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Laredoans staying home during Labor Day weekend

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Laredoans staying home during Labor Day weekend
Sep. 6, 2020
Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing Clinic opens Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020, with screening at the Bartlett Soccer Complex and administered tests at the El Metro Park and Ride.Danny Zaragoza/Laredo Morning TimesShow MoreShow Less
Members of the Texas Army National Guard help test residents of Rio Bravo, Texas, for the Covid-19 Coronavirus, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 outside the Webb County South Activity Center during a free state issued Covid-19 drive thru testing.Danny Zaragoza/Laredo Morning TimesShow MoreShow Less
Debunking 50 COVID-19 myths
In the internet age, misinformation has become increasingly pervasive as undocumented claims easily spread online. Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter have become breeding grounds for conspiracy theories, while chat rooms (like the now-defunct 8chan) offer echo chambers for unsubstantiated claims from Pizzagate to shape-shifters. Myths and unproven theories seem to peak around significant historical events and tragedies, and the novel coronavirus pandemic is no exception. As quickly as one misconception is debunked, another seems to pop up, like a never-ending game of Whack-A-Mole.