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Tricare mistakenly told 600,000 people they had Covid-19.

Tricare accidentally sent an erroneous email to 600,000 personal suggesting they had recovered from Covid-19, implying that they had the virus.

Tricare accidentally sent an email to 600,000 of its military beneficiaries across 31 U.S. states, asking them to donate their plasma to Covid-19 patients since they had recovered from the virus, thereby implying that the recipients had been diagnosed positive for the virus at some point.

This email was erroneous and caused panic due to its content referring to the recipients as survivors of COVID-19, suggesting that the unaware recipients had tested positive for the virus. Instead, the email was meant to be sent to certain individuals who had tested positive for the virus and were now fit to donate their plasma to help the recovery of other Covid-19 patients.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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