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Covid 19: Combating The "Scamdemic'' In Nigeria by hotseat: 10:58am On Jan 10, 2021
The scepticism exhibited by many uninformed members of the public arising from the Covid19 pandemic calls for urgent attention by all relevant stakeholders in combating the spread of the virus in Nigeria.


There appears to be too much secrecy in the way it is currently being handled. Seeing, they say, is believing!


We watch live international television channels showing on a daily basis different cases of Covid19 patients in hospitals, deaths and even cemeteries where their remains lie.


This has not been the case in Nigeria where the issue of entitlement to privacy often acts as a clog in the disemmination of information on Covid19 cases.


All we see are just daily figures issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which many sceptics ignorantly term "scamdemic".


The NCDC should do everything possible to change this narrative by showing cases of patients even if their faces are blurred.

When Nigerians watch local tv channels showing Nigerian hospitals, the wrong notion that the pandemic is a scamdemic would have been corrected.
Re: Covid 19: Combating The "Scamdemic'' In Nigeria by Nobody: 11:54am On Jan 10, 2021
In Nigeria we've patient right act; which doesn't allow media or medical personnel or any other person to reveal the medical condition of patients unless with his or her consent.
My question to the doubters is how many times have they seen HIV patients being aired on national TV or other mainstream media? What of other people suffering from other ailments? If they've seen it happened then there is possibility of poor Journalism from the reporter or the reporter has got the consent of the patients.
My advise to those who doubt how NCDC do their work and want to challenge them, in order to avoid possible legal action in the future is you better carry out investigative Journalism, find the truth behind NCDC figures and if you find any contrary information then come here or any other platform and challenge them.

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