Communities are the front lines in the battle against misinformation
COVID-19 vaccines have not killed tens of thousands of Americans. Vaccines will not change your DNA. Wearing a mask does not cause carbon dioxide poisoning.
We have to say these things out loud because we hear false narratives in our community, from folks we know. Many are coming from people like us — business owners, teachers, first responders, fellow church members, community volunteers — our neighbors, friends and family. The false narratives of the pandemic have infiltrated our neighborhoods and everyday life.
Critical thinking is a good thing and healthy skepticism is important but our exhausted medical professionals would point out that there are also dangerous falsehoods circulating that threaten people’s lives.