Has BBC done its own checking on facts?

Has BBC done its own checking on facts?

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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BBC was quick to dismiss social media as unreliable and prone to spreading misinformations. But is BBC itself always correct?

Here are some examples:

BBC implies that bats are unlikely source for 2019-nCoV “Corona virus”:

Bat soup videos
From the very beginning people speculated online about the origin of the coronavirus. …
The new coronavirus is believed to have emerged from illegally traded wildlife at a seafood market in Wuhan. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-51271037

A publication by Nature now finds:

A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin, Peng Zhou, Xing-Lou Yang, […]Zheng-Li Shi, Nature (2020), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7

BBC implies that Vitamin C is not useful in fighting cold and flu

False health advice
One such claim – shared 16,000 times on Facebook – advises users … “load up on vitamin C” in order to prevent the disease., https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-51271037

A health study found that it is:

Vitamin C in megadoses administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with the control group.
The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.
Gorton HC, Jarvis K., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10543583

Conclusions:

BBC may had been over-enthusiastic in its promotion of its Political Correctness. It has knocked even knowledge derived from common sense (such as suspision that 2019-nCoV flu may be similar to SARS) and from tested researches (such as megadose of Vitamin C may help prevent cold and flu infection).

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