Weekly Health Quiz: Surveillance, Propaganda and Masks – Dr Fundile Nyati
Weekly Health Quiz: Surveillance, Propaganda and Masks
1 Postmarketing surveillance data are:
Not a sufficient or appropriate substitute for randomized placebo-controlled safety trials
Postmarketing surveillance data is not a sufficient substitute for randomized placebo-controlled safety trials, especially if relying on voluntary reporting and/or self-reporting. Learn more.
A perfectly valid substitute to randomized placebo-controlled safety trials
Highly reliable, in terms of assessing safety
Highly reliable, in terms of assessing efficacy
2 Declassified U.S. intelligence alleges which of the following research laboratories conducted secret research projects with the Chinese military, including undisclosed research on bat coronaviruses?
The Laboratory of Virology in Hamilton, Montana
The Wuhan Institute of Virology
Declassified U.S. intelligence alleges the Wuhan Institute of Virology conducted secret research projects with the Chinese military, including undisclosed research on bat coronaviruses. Learn more.
Fort Detrick Military Laboratory
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
3 Which of the following is a propaganda strategy used to suppress academic and scientific inquiry?
Refusing to answer questions
Refusing to take questions
Labeling a counternarrative as “dangerous misinformation”
Accusing the opposition of spreading “dangerous misinformation” is one of three key propaganda strategies used to suppress academic and scientific inquiry. Two others are deriding the opponent as a science-denier and accusing them of hate speech. Learn more.
Labeling official narrative as propaganda
4 Which of the following symptoms have been identified as common side effects of mask wearing among German children?
Irritability, headache and difficulty concentrating
Reduced happiness, general malaise and fatigue
Reluctance to go to school and impaired learning
All of the above
Germany’s first registry for side effects of mask wearing on children has identified 24 physical, psychological and behavioral health issues, including irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), reduced happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%), impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%). Learn more.
5 Several U.S. government officials have indicated there is credible evidence pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic being the result of:
A laboratory accident
Several U.S. government officials have indicated they have credible evidence pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic being the result of a laboratory accident. Learn more.
Natural evolution of a pangolin virus
Natural evolution of a bat coronavirus
Purposeful release of a bioweapon
6 Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or Stage Zero breast cancer is:
An aggressive form of breast cancer
Not cancer; it’s atypical cells that very rarely develop into cancer
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), now called “Stage Zero breast cancer” is not actually a tumor. It’s not invasive. It’s not cancer. Studies suggest only about 5% of DCIS will eventually, a decade or more down the line, turn into cancer. Learn more.
A type of metastatic cancer
A form of breast cancer involving your lymph nodes