TARGETED CYBERHARCEMENT EXPERTS
“Cyberbullying of women scientists will not be the new normal.” The premise is simple. Because between insults, death threats and degrading comments, it turns out that women scientists are not spared from cyberstalking. This is why three chief doctors, speaking in the media on the coronavirus, signed a column in the British magazine The Lancet in order to denounce the cyberstalking of which health experts are victims.
In this forum, the French infectious disease specialist Karine Lacombe, the Swiss pharmacologist Caroline Samer, and her fellow countryman infectious disease specialist Alexandra Calmy, claim to have been “victims to varying degrees of threats of all kinds, including defamatory statements, harassment and misogynistic attacks” . Facts “always in connection with interventions in the media when we tried to explain in a rational way the state of knowledge on the effectiveness and the safety of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment and prevention of Covid-19”, affirm -they.
And to bring up more serious facts (death threats, cyberbullying) in Brazil, France and Switzerland against specialists “after the publication of studies not demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of chloroquine and of hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 “.