Homeopaths ‘risking lives with bogus coronavirus treatments’ (The Times)

Medical experts have condemned homeopaths they accuse of giving false hope to coronavirus victims by offering bogus treatments. Across the country, hundreds of homeopathic practitioners have been identified using the pandemic to drive sales of “remedies” and consultations. The Times built a database together with the Good Thinking Society, a pro-science charity, to identify practitioners selling virus-related products …

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How Facebook is battling dangerous 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories (Telegraph)

The alarming sight of a flaming phone mast set alight by conspiracy theorists has enraged Government ministers. The arsonists were apparently motivated by a false belief that 5G helps spread coronavirus, something that Downing Street has described as a “crazed conspiracy theory”.

The Good Magic Awards

Celebrating magic for social good Some performers use magic tricks to improve the lives of others, including work with disadvantaged groups, charities, hospital patients, schools, community groups, and those facing physical and psychological challenges. This use of magic brings wide-ranging benefits, such as building confidence and self-esteem, inspiring happiness and optimism, supporting physical rehabilitation and …

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Good Thinking’s Judicial Review concluded with strict conditions placed on the Society of Homeopaths

Our Judicial Review questioning the reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths was to be heard in court this week, but in light of the PSA’s new, strict conditions on the Society of Homeopaths, we have withdrawn our Judicial Review.

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Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why (Scientific American)

Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.

Cashing-in on Coronavirus: the charlatans and crackpots out to make a buck (Mirror)

From bogus health workers to investment scammers, a repugnant minority is out to exploit the coronavirus crisis. I suppose that it was never going to be long before unscrupulous rogues started to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Homeopaths promise coronavirus prevention and cures, as health officials criticise ‘misinformation’ (Telegraph)

Homeopaths who are promoting “remedies” to prevent or treat coronavirus have been accused of exploiting public anxiety by health officials. A Telegraph investigation can reveal that a number of homeopaths in the UK are claiming there are homeopathic “remedies” that can prevent or treat coronavirus.

Warning over coronavirus scam ‘cures’ being promoted online (Telegraph)

Experts have warned that people seeking treatments and cures for coronavirus online risk being exposed to potentially dangerous homemade remedies and cybercriminals. Websites promoting bogus cures including bleach drinks, nasal sprays and even necklaces have appeared as the virus has spread to infect more than 80,000 people around the world.

The Professional Standards Authority opts to reaccredit Society of Homeopaths for 2020

The Professional Standards Authority have today announced their decision to reaccredit the Society of Homeopaths for 2020, subject to a number of conditions. This follows their 2019 decision to reaccredit the Society – a decision we believe was unlawful, which is why we elected to challenge that reaccreditation via Judicial Review. As our legal challenge …

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Homeopaths ‘Forbidden’ From Offering Autism ‘Treatment’ By Government Watchdog (Independent)

Homeopaths have been warned by a government watchdog that they have three months to stop advertising therapies that claim to treat autism. The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) said on Thursday that it would be renewing its accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths on the condition it could no longer claim to treat certain conditions.

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