Buffalo horns, enzyme drinks: How Chinese influencers treat COVID

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News stories and social media posts on COVID-19 advice from Chinese health officials are being regularly lambasted with comments questioning their credibility, after many went from warning about the dangers of COVID-19 to downplaying its seriousness within mere weeks, as policy completely shifted away from the stringent COVID zero approach. Backlash against officials The pushback has become so strong that the slogan “we advise experts to stop giving advice” was one of the top trending topics on Chinese social media platform Weibo earlier this month. The result is that some Chinese are increasingly relying on influencers and others online who...