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Myths and Misinformation

An ongoing challenge during the Pandemic is fighting against new and recurrent myths and misinformation about COVID-19. Because this is a novel virus, it is not entirely understood by the science and health community. Therefore as more information is learned about the disease, the facts will change.

This uncertainty, combined with an understandable distrust of the medical community, has led to beliefs about this virus that may lead to practices and habits that will led to more infections.

Here are myth busters directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

GMS encourages the public to seek out trusted sources of unbiased information about COVID-19. This virus does not have a political agenda, and it is important to obtain information from organizations or individuals who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to public health and science.