7/15/2021, 7:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Misinformation on COVID 'imminent threat' - official

United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy (pictured) stated on Thursday that the misinformation on the coronavirus that is circulating online is an "imminent threat" to public health.

Murthy unveiled that he has issued a Surgeon General Advisory on how to deal with misinformation online for individuals and businesses, as he asserted that it is "costing the lives of people." Moreover, he called on social media and news companies to combat misinformation more directly.

Lastly, the surgeon general asserted that one of the reasons why people aren't getting vaccinated is because of false information that is circulating online, adding that this false information is "drowning out" the voices of experts.

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