How Medical Myths Spread And Why We Believe Them

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Healthcare worker Pam Peter prepares to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Healthcare worker Pam Peter, right, prepares to receive her second round of the COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla. Ninety residents and 80 staff members received their second shot of the vaccine Wednesday and 50 new staff members received their first round of the vaccine. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed across the nation, we take a step back to understand immunization hesitancy and how medical misinformation and myths are spread. We speak with the author of the new book, “Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them.”

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Seema Yasmin Guest

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