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Surgeon General says misinformation contributes to ‘Lives Lost’
July 18, 2021 - 5:44 pm

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stopped just short of outright saying Fox News is killing people with COVID-19 misinformation on Sunday, telling CNN that conservative media’s anti-vaccine rhetoric is “having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost.”

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surging across the nation among the unvaccinated, prompting some areas to reimpose coronavirus restrictions and mask mandates, the White House sounded the alarm on the impact misinformation is having on the administration’s vaccination campaign and mitigation efforts.

Source: Daily Beast

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What we can learn from the 1918 Flu Pandemic as the Omicron variant spreads
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