COVID-19 misinformation persists, impacting vaccine trust and immunization rates

News-Medical.Net April 1, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: The article discusses the persistence of COVID-19 misinformation, particularly surrounding vaccines. PolitiFact has conducted over 2,000 fact checks on COVID-19 vaccines. Despite saving 2.4 million lives globally, misinformation affects public trust. False claims include vaccines causing various illnesses and deaths. Immunization rates have dropped, impacting disease outbreaks. Misinformation also falsely links celebrity deaths to vaccines. Government conspiracy theories further fuel misinformation.

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