Una Mullally: Conspiracy theories threaten public health
Those who fall for wild unfounded internet ideas must be helped with compassion
Social media platforms – especially Facebook – and entities such as YouTube create a radicalisation pipeline that works quickly and often privately.
We are currently dealing with a huge public health issue in the form of the pandemic, and within that there are multiple other public health issues. From cancer treatment to maternity services, the disruption to our health system has been tremendous.
But there is also another public health concern in Ireland that has been growing steadily yet remains unaddressed, has been exacerbated by the pandemic, and is something about which many people seem to be at a complete loss as to how to make their loved ones better.