May 22, 2022

Published Today: “Surgeon General Releases Guide to Combating COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation”


From ABC News:

The government’s top doctor released a step-by-step toolkit Tuesday morning to help people combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines in their own close circles.

“We need people in communities all across our country to have these conversations,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in an interview with ABC News.

“This is not just the government that needs to be engaged in these conversations. If anything, it’s individuals who have people they trust in their lives who have great power when it comes to helping them move our vaccination rates in the right direction,” Murthy said.


Over the summer, the surgeon general issued an advisory that called misinformation an urgent public health threat.

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