Still timely considering IOMC's webinar on Resistance to Adopting Childhood Vaccines- Is this a Rising Public Health Issue?
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of five universities that received a grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventive (CDC) to dispel medical misinformation and vaccine hesitancy around the nation. [Patient Engagement HIT]
Medical misinformation has become a significant threat to healthcare, especially as more people turn to social media for medical advice.
The volume of medical misinformation has dampened the public trust in the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, studies have shown that people who greatly rely on family, friends, and social media for COVID-19 information have the lowest knowledge about COVID-19 and are among the least likely to engage in protective behaviors like social distancing or mask-wearing.