So very well expressed.
You and Neil have raised an interesting point about health literacy which has been raised on this forum before in relation to Covid-19.
Just this morning I received two separate Facebook messages from two senior GPs spreading just such Covid-19 videos. (I notice that these messages now come to me first to check authenticity before they're posted on Facebook!)
One thing I've noticed is that some people get bamboozled by well-produced videos, not realising that it's fairly simple to produce a quality video at home these days if you have the right software and hardware.
Just as it's going to take a fair bit of effort and be a long process to tackle Covid-19, it's probably going to be a long process to tackle the infodemic.
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