SAV members are uniquely qualified to comment on Covid misinformation. I'm hoping you smart, articulate writers in this community will consider responding to this RFI, which is attached.
Pasted from the RFI:
The Office of the Surgeon General requests input from interested parties on the impact and prevalence of health misinformation in the digital information environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this RFI is to (1) Understand the impact of COVID-19 misinformation on healthcare infrastructure and public health more broadly during the pandemic including (but not limited to) quality of care, health decisions and outcomes, direct and indirect costs, trust in the healthcare system and providers, and healthcare worker morale and safety; (2) Understand the unique role the information environment played in the societal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for future public health emergencies; (3) Understand the impact of exposure to health misinformation and how access to trusted and credible health information, particularly during a public health emergency, impacts lifesaving health decisions such as an individual’s likelihood to vaccinate; (4) Use the information requested to prepare for and respond to future public health crises. HHS will consider the usability, applicability, and rigor of submissions in response to this RFI and share learnings from these responses with the public. Public comments and submissions will also be made available to the public and can be used for research purposes.