A two-year follow-up: Twitter activity regarding misinformation about spinal manipulation, chiropractic care and boosting immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic - Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

January 25, 2023

From January 1, 2020, Twitter activity increased until March 31, 2020 when it peaked then declined steadily over the remaining 24 months. Following peak Twitter activity, tweets promoting a relation between chiropractic/SMT and immunity decreased at a rate that was higher than expected. In this two-year follow-up study, our first hypothesis was supported; Twitter activity reached its peak just 20 days following the pandemic declaration. 6 caused a parallel decline in Twitter activity and SMT messaging, the intended effect was observed; there is quantitatively less misinformation on Twitter regarding SMT and immunity. An interview with a prominent chiropractic vitalistic researcher who stated that “because we have no studies yet that look at would chiropractic care prevent you from getting sick or would chiropractic care reduce the symptoms of being sick or the frequency of getting sick?

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