Politicians, health experts condemn vaccine misinformation as cases surge; first COVID-19 case at Olympic Village: Live updates

A surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is being fueled by unvaccinated Americans as officials increasingly say vaccine misinformation is leading too many people to forgo the potentially life-saving shots.

President Joe Biden told reporters Friday that social media platforms like Facebook, where vaccine misinformation has spread, are “killing people.” Biden’s comment follows , in which Murthy called health misinformation “a serious threat to public health.”

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows  since their high in late May. After millions rushed to get their shots in early 2021, the supply of vaccines now vastly outpaces demand.

Dr. Leana Wen, former Baltimore health commissioner,  while Andy Slavitt, a former adviser to the Biden administration on COVID-19,  that misinformation has wrongly convinced “just enough US communities that a vaccine was worse than COVID.”


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