Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayo Clinic doctors highlight crucial work on combating misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines

by Marsha Tanula | Dec. 12, 2020 |

S en. Amy Klobuchar and Mayo Clinic doctors held a press conference in Rochester, Minnesota, on Wednesday to highlight the need to combat misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.

“As more and more of these vaccines become available, one of the things that we’re realizing is that people are seeing misinformation online,” says Klobuchar, D-Minn.”I thought, what better place to talk about it than at Mayo Clinic, a place where we believe in facts and we believe in science. I believe that Minnesotans deserve fair and accurate information about vaccines.”

Last month, Klobuchar sent a letter to social media companies urging them to stop the spread of false and misleading information related to COVID-19 vaccines. In response, at least one company implemented more rigorous policies to help counter coronavirus and vaccine-related misinformation.

Dr. Andrew Badley, chair of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Research Task Force, discussed how Mayo Clinic is fighting against misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines more»