Frequently Asked Questions about Trust

Public health officials are trained and experienced in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and life-threatening emergencies. They work closely with scientists and researchers to translate the latest findings into action with the express goal of keeping people as safe and healthy as possible. 

It can be frustrating when guidance changes. It’s the job of public health officials to tell you what they know, when they know it, and guidance regarding COVID-19 has evolved as our understanding of the virus itself has improved and evolved.

Public health officials and scientists are continuing to learn about how the virus spreads, how it affects different people, and how best to control it. As scientists discover new information about COVID-19, public health officials work to provide accurate and timely guidance.  

Misinformation Alerts about Trust

Article falsely claims 100 “top scientists” confirm vaccines cause autism

An article circulating on social media claims that childhood vaccines are the primary driver of the so-called “autism epidemic.” The article falsely claims 100 “top scientists” agree that vaccines cause autism. The source of the claim appears to be an anecdote from a blog post authored by a tech entrepreneur and anti-vaccine conspiracist. Recommendation: High

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