Surgeon General Blasts COVID-19 Misinformation As Cases Increase

Surgeon General Blasts COVID-19 Misinformation As Cases Increase

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

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Misinformation about COVID-19 is costing lives, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy lamented Sunday, as case numbers are increasing throughout the country. “All of us — including the media, including individuals, health professionals — have a responsibility to share the truth about health, as science dictates,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “My worry is that all this misinformation that’s floating around is having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost, and that is just tragic,” Murthy said. The comments came after President Biden on Friday blasted Facebook and other soci...


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