US surgeon general issues official warning over vaccine misinformation but won’t pinpoint culprits

US surgeon general issues official warning over vaccine misinformation but won’t pinpoint culprits
Top health official calls misinformation on social media an ‘insidious’ threat

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has issued a warning that misinformation is now the main public health threat driving the US’s ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

The US’s top doctor issued an official warning about the spread of false information on Thursday, and appeared at the daily White House press briefing to deliver a stern call to social media companies, which he identified as a major home for false claims about Covid-19 and the vaccines.

“Almost every death we’re seeing now from Covid-19 could have been prevented”, Mr Murthy warned.

“Today we live in a world where misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health,” the Surgeon General added.

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