Reuters Touts Unverified Study That Says Exposure to Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever Maybe Might Be Tied to Coronavirus Immunity

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Reuters is carrying an “exclusive” report on an unverified study that “suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19” which touts the potential that the mosquito-borne infection may be tied to combating the coronavirus. What could go wrong?

In an environment in which President Donald Trump has previously hyped premature remedies to the coronavirus as varied as hydroxychloroquine and injections of household disinfectants, Reuters’ headline — Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19 — might be a bit of an oversell given the study’s fine print and the penchant of some to seize on any shred of hope for an easy way out of the pandemic.

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