Technology Companies, Global Community Must Combat Misinformation, Distrust Of Vaccines, UNICEF Head Says
U.N. News: Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease,’ says UNICEF chief
“Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability, and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, prompting the United Nations Children’s Fund to convene a high-level U.N. event on Friday to ‘tackle the issue.’ ‘Misinformation about vaccines is as dangerous as a disease,’ said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. ‘It spreads fast and poses an imminent threat to public health’…” (6/28).
Xinhua News: UNICEF chief warns against misinformation on vaccination
“…Pointing to an alarming spike in measles cases worldwide, [Fore] stressed, ‘We must not allow mistrust and misinformation to roll back the significant progress made in combating these diseases.’ In particular, she called on technology companies to do more to promote credible, quality, and scientifically proven content about vaccines…” (6/29).