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

Trending article claims Moderna COVID-19 vaccine causes seizures

An article published by an anti-vaccine organization is using a recent case study to claim that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine causes seizures. The case study describes a 35-year-old woman, with no history of seizures or other neurological disorders, who had a seizure two days after her second vaccine dose. No cause for the seizure was

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Claim circulates that vaccines are “98 times” more harmful than COVID-19

The false, meaningless claim that COVID-19 vaccines are “98 times” more harmful than COVID-19 is being circulated by right-wing blogs, social media accounts, and a popular conspiracy web broadcast. The claim is based not on a scientific study but on a non-peer reviewed risk-benefit analysis of COVID-19 boosters for university students. Recommendation: Medium Risk

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