USA Today - Dire warnings of public health crisis as COVID-19 vaccine misinformation rages

Alethea Group Founder and CEO Lisa Kaplan weighs in on the devastating impacts COVID-19 vaccine disinformation could have on society.


What’s more, this “infodemic” is only going to accelerate as inoculations begin and more vaccines are approved, says Lisa Kaplan, founder of Alethea Group, which works on disinformation and misinformation threats.


If Americans are fooled by falsehoods masquerading as facts and don’t get the vaccine, they will be putting themselves and their communities at risk and delaying the nation's return to normal, Kaplan said.


“That’s how we need to look at the severity of this,” she said. “We are talking about people’s lives, their jobs, their health and the health of their families. This is extremely high-stakes.”


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