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Chlorine dioxide can’t prevent or cure COVID-19 (but it can cause liver failure).

Treatments Uncertainty and Misinformation

Taking chlorine dioxide (or its relatives, such as sodium hypochlorite) does not prevent or cure COVID-19. And it is dangerous. Chlorine dioxide can cause acute kidney and liver failure, intestinal perforations with sepsis, vomiting & diarrhea, anemia, thyroid disruption, and neurological injury. It is not safe for human consumption. Not even if it comes labeled Read more…

Do COVID-19 vaccines promote the emergence of new variants?

COVID Variants Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

A: No. Vaccines REDUCE opportunities for viral replication needed for variants to emerge. Since the recent Omicron news, we are hearing this myth make the rounds again. ➡️ TL;DR: The virus has more opportunity to replicate in unvaccinated populations, creating a FAR bigger risk for the development of SARS-CoV-2 mutations. Even so, the good news Read more…

Healthy Diet & Exercise vs. COVID Vaccination? Try both!

Health & Wellness Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

We’re hearing so many people repeat this line: “just eat well and exercise, that’s the best prevention for COVID-19!” Is this true? Healthy diet and exercise *are* good for your health! Unfortunately, they do not really prevent COVID. The best prevention for COVID-19 is to be vaccinated. If you do get COVID, being vaccinated is Read more…

Pfizer-BioNTech’s FDA-approved vaccine, Comirnaty, *IS* available in the United States.

Uncertainty and Misinformation

Have you heard the latest social media rumor? Pfizer-BioNTech’s FDA-approved vaccine, Comirnaty, is not available in the United States/your state yet. True or false?! You guessed it–this is not true. And next time you run across something that smells a little fishy, don’t get caught! 🎣 Just google it followed by the words “fact check” Read more…

I heard that doctors and hospitals are falsely claiming that both admissions and deaths are due to COVID-19 to make more money. Is that true?

Uncertainty and Misinformation

A: No. Healthcare professionals and hospitals are not inflating the numbers of COVID-19 cases to make more money. If anything, the number of cases and deaths are undercounted. Many hospitals lost money during the pandemic. Sadly, the rumor that clinicians and hospitals are inflating the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases to make more money Read more…

I want to help my friends overcome vaccine hesitancy. How do I give a strong vaccine recommendation?

Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

A: Give a strong, clear, favorable recommendation; be persistent; listen with empathy; address concerns; and keep the door open to keep talking about it! Receiving a strong recommendation in favor of vaccination from a trusted source is one of the most important reasons someone accepts immunization. Each of us can be that trusted source for Read more…