India was the leader in this anti-rating. The United States, Brazil and Spain are close behind. And the higher the prevalence of fakes, the higher the death rate from COVID in most of the countries studied. This is not to say that this is a causal relationship – just a correlation.
In total, the researcher analyzed 9657 COVID disinformation items from 138 countries between January 2020 and March 2021.
In India, fakes about coronavirus make up about 16% of all information on the topic. There are stories in the country that the coronavirus generates a magnetic field in the human body and that lemon juice can kill viral particles if you put it in your nose.