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Onions Don't Cure COVID-19: Markham native peels back layers of 'infodemic'

After receiving “concerning” social media messages from her family containing rumours about COVID-19 early on in the pandemic, Markham resident Lauren Chang felt compelled to create an online resource to help people wade through a plethora of misinformation circulating about the virus.

And with a surge in cases, it is more important than ever to start conversations about what sources of information are trustworthy, said Chang, a 21-year-old undergraduate student from the University of Guelph who, along with a team of youth from the Greater Toronto Area, launched a website called Onions Don’t Cure COVID-19 also available on Facebook and Instagram platforms...