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Social Media’s Disinformation Dozen + Pfizer’s Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 5

Social Media’s Disinformation Dozen + Pfizer’s Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 5

In this episode of the Xtalks Life Science Podcast, Ayesha discusses a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and Anti-Vax Watch that shows there are just 12 people behind 65 percent of all online anti-vaccine disinformation. While social media operators such as Facebook and Twitter had vowed to remove vaccine disinformation from their platforms, the disinformation dozen are still active and well on the sites. How can online misinformation be better combatted and are stricter actions on the part of social media networks needed?

Ayesha also talks about the latest clinical trial results for Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. New data shows that the vaccine is safe and effective in children, performs extremely well against some of the new variants and vaccine-generated immune responses last for up to six months. While the new data is exciting and can help build greater confidence in the vaccine, can there be such a thing as too much information, and too fast, especially since data around the vaccines is evolving so quickly?

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Read the full articles here:

Disinformation Dozen: The Anti-Vaxxers Behind Most Social Media Misinformation

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results: Stellar, Long-Ranging Efficacies in Children and Against Variants

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