Are We Ready for the Next Wave of Misinformation About a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Pfizer’s announcement this week that it had a 90% effective vaccine against COVID-19 provided a glimpse of the wave of mis- and disinformation that could engulf any effort to bring about broad distribution – and acceptance – of such a vaccine.

The announcement itself was the subject of a conspiracy theory: that it came out after the election so that voters couldn’t give the Trump administration credit for it.

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