Fake videos on coronavirus hashtag used to spread conspiracy theories aimed at hospitals and front-line heroes – The Sun

FAKE videos have emerged to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories aimed at hospitals and heroes on the front-line.

The clips have been spreading on social media through the #FilmYourHospital hashtag.

One video, which is just 13 seconds long, shows the view from a car quietly driving past a hospital entrance.

However, the user who posted the video on Twitter did so to question reports of "apocalyptic conditions" at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York City.

This clip has racked up more than 227,000 views in under three weeks.

The people capturing and posting the videos of the quiet scenes outside hospitals are promoting a conspiracy theory that claims media outlets and Democrats are intentionally exaggerating the coronavirus death toll.

Dr. David Reich, president of Mount Sinai Queens, said: "It’s very sad because I’m working with a team of thousands of people who are putting their lives at risk.

"They are struggling every day to provide the best care they can in horrendous conditions."

The videos come just weeks after a conspiracy theory emerged that blamed 5G for the coronavirus pandemic.

The current coronavirus death toll in the US is 37,135.

The total number of confirmed cases is currently 709,201.

However, at least 59,997 people have recovered from the deadly disease.


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