A COVID-19 survivor’s battle with the ‘infodemic’

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    After spending 16 days in the hospital with a bout of COVID-19, Angie Daoud of North Carolina made it her mission to warn skeptics in her rural community of the virus’ dangers. But she quickly found her posts on Facebook sparked a heated response, with users insisting the coronavirus was a ‘hoax’ and that it was their ‘constitutional right’ not to wear a mask.

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