KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Media and Misinformation

  1. For more information, see Sarah E. Gollust, Rebekah H. Nagler, Erika Franklin Fowler; The Emergence of COVID-19 in the US: A Public Health and Political Communication Crisis. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 December 2020; 45 (6): 967–981. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-8641506

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  2. See “Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment” for a recent summary. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-general-misinformation-advisory.pdf

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  3. While the CDC keeps track of the number of COVID-19 deaths, the actual recording of death certificates is done by medical professions and coroners, not the government. For more detail on how COVID-19 deaths are counted, see https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/how-are-covid-19-deaths-counted-it-s-complicated

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