Fake Covid Videos ‘Will Cost Lives’
The Royal College of Physicians is urging people not to share “copycat” and “dangerous” videos claiming steam inhalation can prevent Covid-19. The BBC has found that alternative coronavirus treatments are being sent on chat apps like WhatsApp, as well as being widely available on social media.
BBC reporter Sima Kotecha has tracked the origins of one of these false videos to the state of Gujarat in India.
Last modified: February 23, 2021