“Negative information which is spread through mass media repetitively can affect public health negatively in the form of nocebo effects and mass hysteria… mass and digital media in connection with the state may have had adverse consequences during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Bagus P, Peña-Ramos JA, Sánchez-Bayón A. COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass HysteriaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 3 February 2021; 18(4):1376. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041376