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Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Americans to do more to address a "serious public threat."
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Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Americans to do more to address a “serious public threat.”
In a 22-page advisory, his first as President Joe Biden's surgeon general, Murthy wrote that bogus claims have led people to reject vaccines and public health advice on masks and social distancing, undermining efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic and putting lives at risk.
The warning comes as the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has...
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U.S. Surgeon General Calls Covid Misinformation ‘Urgent Threat'

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Health misinformation about social distancing, mask use, treatments and vaccines has been rampant during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Surgeon general warns misinformation an 'urgent threat' to public health

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The advisory says combatting misinformation is a "moral and civic responsibility" on an individual and institutional level.
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