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People who believe COVID-19 misinformation are more likely to contract the virus

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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:28 AM
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There are many important findings from this research, but the most critical one may be related to misinformation regarding COVID-19. We had administered a brief quiz regarding the virus. Individuals with more accurate knowledge were far less likely to have contracted COVID-19. Moreover, additional analyses revealed that accurate knowledge was the primary mechanism mediating the impact of many other beliefs and personal characteristics on the likelihood of contracting the virus. For example, the more trust participants reported in then-President Trump, who had downplayed the severity of the pandemic, the less accurate knowledge they had about the virus, and the more likely they were to subsequently contract the virus. The reverse was true with respect to the extent that participants reported trust in scientists.”




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Study Link in Nature

This report and study will be contentious here on ATS, so let’s try to keep it to the salient parts of the study. Play the ball, not one another.

From the study

This research demonstrates the importance of an individual’s beliefs and personal characteristics for predicting a critically important health outcome—whether said individual is likely to contract COVID-19. We identified several powerful predictors of contracting illness, including trust in the major sources of information about COVID-19 (e.g., scientists, the president), beliefs about the severity of the pandemic itself, personal insights about contracting the virus, and accurate knowledge about COVID-19.


Sample size was 2120 individuals. Their sample may also not have been fully representative of the US population. See limitations in methods.

I found this part of the report/article interesting, since many of us struggle with statistics and quantitative analysis.


Other research has found that people with a poor understanding of quantitative information are more likely to endorse misinformation about COVID-19. Those who believe such misinformation, in turn, are less likely to engage in preventative behaviors.


The following variables were found to indicate low Covid knowledge. Table 2 in study
1) Trust in Trumps lack of concern of Covid.
2) general confidence in trump
3) belief in conspiracy theories


Interesting to see these variables align.
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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: MDDoxs



There are many important findings from this research, but the most critical one may be related to misinformation regarding COVID-19. We had administered a brief quiz regarding the virus. Individuals with more accurate knowledge were far less likely to have contracted COVID-19. Moreover, additional analyses revealed that accurate knowledge was the primary mechanism mediating the impact of many other beliefs and personal characteristics on the likelihood of contracting the virus. For example, the more trust participants reported in then-President Trump, who had downplayed the severity of the pandemic, the less accurate knowledge they had about the virus, and the more likely they were to subsequently contract the virus. The reverse was true with respect to the extent that participants reported trust in scientists.”




Article Link
Study Link in Nature

This report and study will be contentious here on ATS, so let’s try to keep it to the salient parts of the study.

From the study

This research demonstrates the importance of an individual’s beliefs and personal characteristics for predicting a critically important health outcome—whether said individual is likely to contract COVID-19. We identified several powerful predictors of contracting illness, including trust in the major sources of information about COVID-19 (e.g., scientists, the president), beliefs about the severity of the pandemic itself, personal insights about contracting the virus, and accurate knowledge about COVID-19.


Sample size was 2120 individuals. Their sample may also not have been fully representative of the US population. See limitations in methods.

I found this part of the report/article interesting, since many of us struggle with statistics and quantitative analysis.


Other research has found that people with a poor understanding of quantitative information are more likely to endorse misinformation about COVID-19. Those who believe such misinformation, in turn, are less likely to engage in preventative behaviors.




Here is the most salient piece of information. The vaccines DO NOT work and ARE dangerous. In fact they offer, at best, a 0.88% benefit before side effects are taken into consideration.

An anecdotal addition. All of those who I know who are anti experimental BS drugs are WAY more cautious than the ‘vaxxed’ in their everyday lives and MOST are on a regime of vitamins and supplements.
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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:41 AM
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originally posted by: Salander
More psychobabble from the Pfauci/Pharma Pfans.

I did not see Fauci listed on the study. Can you prove that he was some how involved? I don’t think he was.
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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: MDDoxs



Other research has found that people with a poor understanding of quantitative information are more likely to endorse misinformation about COVID-19. Those who believe such misinformation, in turn, are less likely to engage in preventative behaviors.





Finally a great description of you as repeatedly expressed...... although I know you firmly believe the opposite.
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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:45 AM
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originally posted by: ARM1968

originally posted by: MDDoxs



There are many important findings from this research, but the most critical one may be related to misinformation regarding COVID-19. We had administered a brief quiz regarding the virus. Individuals with more accurate knowledge were far less likely to have contracted COVID-19. Moreover, additional analyses revealed that accurate knowledge was the primary mechanism mediating the impact of many other beliefs and personal characteristics on the likelihood of contracting the virus. For example, the more trust participants reported in then-President Trump, who had downplayed the severity of the pandemic, the less accurate knowledge they had about the virus, and the more likely they were to subsequently contract the virus. The reverse was true with respect to the extent that participants reported trust in scientists.”




Article Link
Study Link in Nature

This report and study will be contentious here on ATS, so let’s try to keep it to the salient parts of the study.

From the study

This research demonstrates the importance of an individual’s beliefs and personal characteristics for predicting a critically important health outcome—whether said individual is likely to contract COVID-19. We identified several powerful predictors of contracting illness, including trust in the major sources of information about COVID-19 (e.g., scientists, the president), beliefs about the severity of the pandemic itself, personal insights about contracting the virus, and accurate knowledge about COVID-19.


Sample size was 2120 individuals. Their sample may also not have been fully representative of the US population. See limitations in methods.

I found this part of the report/article interesting, since many of us struggle with statistics and quantitative analysis.


Other research has found that people with a poor understanding of quantitative information are more likely to endorse misinformation about COVID-19. Those who believe such misinformation, in turn, are less likely to engage in preventative behaviors.




Here is the most salient piece of information. The vaccines DO NOT work and ARE dangerous. In fact they offer, at best, a 0.88% benefit before side effects are taken into consideration.

An anecdotal addition. All of those who I know who are anti experimental BS drugs are WAY more cautious than the ‘vaxxed’ in their everyday lives and MOST are on a regime of vitamins and supplements.


You just demonstrated a good number of the variables the study examined.

The study is about common traits within certain groups of individuals. Let’s keep to that.



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite

They are not lazy, they are critical thinkers.

And their counterparts, the members of the Cult of Covid, are those who cannot distinguish between science and science fiction. They cannot distinguish between real scientists and snakeoil salesmen. They are credulous in the extreme.



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: Salander
a reply to: MiddleInsite

They are not lazy, they are critical thinkers.

And their counterparts, the members of the Cult of Covid, are those who cannot distinguish between science and science fiction. They cannot distinguish between real scientists and snakeoil salesmen. They are credulous in the extreme.


Critical conspiratorial thinking might be more apt, which aligns with the study.

The study indicates a general lack of trust in scientists. So this aligns with your comment.



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:54 AM
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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite

You mean like SV40, the cutter incident, reclassifying polio, and vaccines not lowering mortality (Pediatrics 2000)? That kind of misinformation? How about previous pandemics like 1918 where high dose aspirin was recommended by the surgeon general killing millions?

How about believing in Trumps warped seed, like you clearly have, lol. Its his baby, you claim people who listen to him are full of misinformation but you are pimping his death shot. ADE, spike protein inducing endothelial damage (kuba et al. 2005), Japanese Biodistribution study, 75 years to release the data. DOESN'T STOP TRANSMISSION. Myocarditis, infertility, more deaths since its roll out.


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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Extremistcontent

Just encourage him to get the booster shot. It’s the easiest way to “help” the problem.



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posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:12 AM
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It presumes that the misinformation is not coming from main stream TV doctors and scientists. More propaganda,based on propaganda. Not surprised that Dr No posted this.


I think you may have missed the point of the study.

It found that certain beliefs and characteristics, right or wrong, were strong predictors in ones likelihood of contracting Covid 19.

Here is the conclusion in case you didn’t see it



In conclusion, the current research offers novel evidence regarding the importance of one’s beliefs and personal characteristics in predicting the likelihood of contracting the COVID-19 virus. The findings identify personal, psychological factors that appear to predispose a person to undue risk of contracting COVID-19. While some of the variables we assessed directly concerned the pandemic (e.g., knowledge about COVID-19, believing the threat of COVID-19 to be exaggerated), many were individual differences that were likely to have characterized the participants prior to the pandemic’s emergence (e.g., conspiratorial ideation, political ideology, interpersonal compassion). Yet, these too had meaningful effects. Moreover, our mediational analyses in particular provide initial evidence as to how and why each of these individual difference factors relate to disease contraction. This work provides unique insights into how public health officials, politicians, health psychologists, and other social scientists might develop more effective messaging and policies—as well as which groups and individuals should be most actively targeted by these campaigns—to curb the transmission of COVID-19 and similar diseases in the future.



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:16 AM
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Uh-huh ... is like all those psychology studies where people on the right are this and that because a bunch of left-leaning psychologists say so?



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:19 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Uh-huh ... is like all those psychology studies where people on the right are this and that because a bunch of left-leaning psychologists say so?


The political leanings of the individuals doing the study were not disclosed.

You think this peer reviewed and published study has some inherent biases that are making the conclusions inaccurate?



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:20 AM
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Correlation does not mean causality.

Any POTUS is not an a scientific authority on anything, they are just authority.

Interesting otherwise, but not compelling per a majority of these covid posts.



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: MDDoxs

Probably. Most psychological research these days does. Not only that, but about 50% of it can't be reproduced either.

I also wonder if they did a control group on the other side given how high case rates are currently in historically blue states and areas like New York City where a high percentage of people are likely to be following every single thing they are told to do: masks, vaccines, boosters, social distancing, staying at home, etc.

If their cases are exploding like they are (at one point earlier this week or last, 30% roughly of all new cases in the country were from New York City alone), then it's not necessarily all about attitude, or you going to claim that there is a super-secret cabal of right wingers suddenly colonizing NYC?



posted on Jan, 2 2022 @ 08:26 AM
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Here's a compilation of videos of Trump telling people to get the vaccine. The idea that Trump is anti-vaccine or encouraging people not to get vaccinated is an absolute lie.




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