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|Title:||COVID-19 and fake news in the Dominican Republic||Autores:||Tapia-Barredo, Leandro||Researchers (UNIBE):||Tapia-Barredo, Leandro||Affiliations:||Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG)||Research area:||Ciencias de la Salud||Keywords:||COVID-19; Coronavirus Infections; Drug therapy; Social Media /; Ethics; Public Health; Trends||Issue Date:||2020||Source:||The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102(6),1172-1174||Journal:||The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||Volume:||102||Issue:||6||Start page:||1172||End page:||1174||Abstract:||
The first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Dominican Republic coincided with a period of political crisis. Distrust in governmental institutions shaped the critical phase of early response. Having a weak public health infrastructure and a lack of public trust, the Ministry of Health (MoH) began the fight against COVID-19 with a losing streak. Within 45 days of the first reported case, the political crisis and turmoil caused by “fake news” are limiting the capacity and success of the MoH response to the pandemic.
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