The top U.S. health agencies retain the trust of the vast majority of the American public, as does Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of U.S. efforts to combat the virus, according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking has been awarded to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN for his work correcting misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey shows that three in four people say Covid-19 vaccines are effective, and safer than getting Covid-19. Another 15% are not sure, and may be persuadable.
COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs increased in the early months of the pandemic among heavy users of conservative and social media, APPC research shows.
News coverage of expert scientific evidence about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but the effect is diminished when that message is juxtaposed with a narrative about real side effects.
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.