February 10, 2021

Fake news

Once again a fake film with disinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines has been circulating and pulled from Facebook, but not before it had more than 20 million views. This is my periodic reminder to be careful with your sources and learn to spot Fake News. This is an excellent graphic with a link below. More information here to be able to sort through info and identify fake news.

At least a third of people are skeptical of the vaccine, and many that say they might are waiting until they see more proof that the vaccines are safe and effective. Some because they have rumors, that have been proven false. But here in Seattle most people are eager for their vaccine. San Francisco is the only big city with more residents who are planning to get the vaccine.

These numbers may be one reason we run out of vaccines and don’t have enough. Help is coming though, and Washington State will have more vaccine to get into arms. I am happy to live in an area that isn’t filled with fake news and generally follows science.

Here is the web site to find where to get a vaccine in King County, Seattle, and Washington state.

More about vaccines tomorrow.

Wash your hands, cover your nose, keep safe six, and watch out for fake news.

And finally, my caveat is that this is my experience and my opinions, which are subject to change as more information is available, and not related to the organization I work for. Thanks for reading.

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/another-film-of-false-coronavirus-claims-got-millions-of-views-before-facebook-youtube-banned-it/

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-to-spot-fake-news/

https://infodemic.blog

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-ranks-2nd-for-willingness-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19/

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/ap-norc-poll-a-third-of-us-adults-skeptical-of-covid-shots/

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/relief-is-on-the-way-to-washingtons-strapped-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-seattle-king-county-and-washington-state/