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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #5265 on: January 26, 2023, 12:53:37 pm »
COVID-19 misinformation cost at least 2,800 lives and $300M --- Report examines how vaccine hesitancy affected COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths

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The report released by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), an independent research organization that receives federal funding examined how misinformation affected COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths between March and November of 2021.

The authors suggest that misinformation contributed to vaccine hesitancy for 2.3 million Canadians. Had more people been willing to roll up their sleeves when a vaccine was first available to them, Canada could have seen roughly 200,000 fewer COVID cases and 13,000 fewer hospitalizations, the report says.