Electronic Billboard Near Pittsburgh Gaining Attention For Messaging About Masks, COVID-19

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Doctors accidental misinformation during the pandemic has been dangerous.August 30, 2021 astatine 12:31 pm

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A billboard successful South Park Township, extracurricular of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is garnering a batch of attention.

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A descent connected an physics billboard astatine 1 intersection says that masks don’t enactment and urges radical to halt getting tested for COVID-19.

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Another descent addresses the section schoolhouse territory and its mandatory mask-wearing policy.

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Doctors accidental misinformation during the pandemic has been dangerous.

“I deliberation that arsenic radical are getting their accusation astir masks, I would look to reputable nationalist wellness sources and not what we’re seeing connected Facebook and being talked astir astatine immoderate of these schoolhouse committee meetings,” said Dr. Nathan Shively, an Infectious Disease Specialist with Allegheny Health Network.

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A survey published successful the Journal of the American Medical Association successful June recovered overmuch of the misinformation dispersed connected societal media has been amplified by bots that person been overlooked by fact-checkers.

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