A new genre of COVID hoaxes has arisen. Wannabe social media stars and third-rate actresses are posing as distressed medical personnel or affected victims. Here’s an example:
In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected” https://t.co/ywoSuLOPYP https://t.co/S5BsnlO5nt
This was reported uncritically and without any vetting by CBS. It turned out to be a complete fraud. The “nurse” backtracked completely within a day because the hoax was so evident. But a crowd of doommongers have spread this fake as real news.