Pandemic pandemonium in the age of social media

Strange times indeed. Humanity has been down on her knees at the hands of a virus before, but never in an age of social media.

Unlike previous pandemics, the world’s response to this strange visitor called coronavirus is being taught on the pages of social media, and the crusade against it spear-headed by politicians, news media and infuencers.

COVID-19 was announced, not in the hallowed pages of renowned journals, but heralded in by social media, and