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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”

How can I spot misinformation?

Uncertainty and Misinformation

A: It’s not easy and takes practice. The Nerdy Girls have some tips to help: 💡 First, it may be helpful to share what we mean when we say misinformation. Misinformation is information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading based on the best evidence at the time. Under the umbrella of misinformation, you may have

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

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

COVID vaccine does NOT cause testicles to swell or lead to impotence

Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

🍌 Apropos of nothing…a Nerdy reminder that the COVID vaccine does NOT cause testicles to swell or lead to impotence. COVID *infection*, on the other hand…. TL;DR: Due to its impact on inflammation and the vascular system, it is biologically plausible that COVID-19 contributes to erectile dysfunction. But as with much COVID-19 research more, ahem,

¿Son las personas vacunadas infectadas con Delta *realmente* tan contagiosas como las no vacunadas?

Infection and Spread Posts en Español Uncertainty and Misinformation

Probablemente no. Y cuando se toma en cuenta la posibilidad de infectarse en primer lugar, las personas vacunadas tienen muchas menos probabilidades de transmitir el virus. 💥 A grandes rasgos: Es probable que las personas vacunadas *puedan* transmitir el virus, pero este riesgo NO es el mismo que las personas no vacunadas. Entre las crecientes

¿Es cierto que una nueva investigación muestra que la proteína de pico de la vacuna contra COVID-19 podría causar daño cardiovascular igual al daño del pico del virus COVID-19?

Posts en Español Uncertainty and Misinformation

NO. La proteína de pico de la vacuna contra COVID-19 NO CAUSA daño cardiovascular. 🤔 Comencemos a analizar el papel de la proteína de pico en la infección por SARS-CoV-2. El virus puede entrar al cuerpo cuando inhalamos las gotitas que exhala una persona infectada. Luego el virus entra a las células de los pulmones