(UnitedHeadlines.com) – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation has spread like wildfire about potential cures to the severity of the virus. Even now, more than a year later, misinformation continues to spread. Some people believe it’s the experts spreading it, while others point at public figures and social media.
Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, blamed Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan for spreading misinformation during a recent interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta. The infectious disease expert noted that bad medical advice is “one of the enemies of public health.”
“The best way to counter disinformation and misinformation is to try as best as we all can to get the proper and correct information out" – Fauci.https://t.co/PlRB1k9ck6
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 6, 2021
Fauci added that misinformation and disinformation are serious problems in keeping the public healthy. According to him, the only way to stop them is for media companies to do their best to get the correct information out there. However, skeptics have accused Dr. Fauci of spreading misinformation himself as he seems unable to keep the same opinion for long.
Consider the time Fauci stated he didn’t believe face masks were necessary, only to change his mind a month later. Likewise, at one time, he summarily shot down the idea that the virus came from the Wuhan lab in China, only to decide he wasn’t convinced it occurred naturally.
Is it safe for Americans to trust TV or podcast hosts over experts? That’s up to individuals to decide for themselves. In the meantime, perhaps Dr. Fauci might work on presenting consistent messaging to concerned citizens.
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