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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
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.
ISSN: 1476-1645
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0234
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