Join us for a conversation with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., where he will discuss slowing the spread of health misinformation, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Health misinformation is a major threat to public health because it can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Although health misinformation is not a recent phenomenon, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already growing issue. The rising use of technology platforms, such as social media companies, online retailers, and search engines, can help connect and inform people, but at the same time, many platforms can also drive misinformation to users.
The event will conclude with a moderated Q&A session with the audience.