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

Father and daughter’s deaths used to promote COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

A 25-year-old recent pharmacy school graduate who helped run vaccine clinics died of unknown causes late last year. Some vaccine opponents immediately speculated that the death was related to COVID-19 vaccines. Several weeks after the woman’s death, her father suffered an aortic dissection, a tear on the lining of the major blood vessel in the

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