COVID Misinformation a 'Public Health Crisis'

Together Against COVID Team
COVID Misinformation a 'Public Health Crisis'

In case you missed it, Assemblymember Akilah Weber and San Diego County Supervisors declared Covid-19 misinformation a public health crisis. Also, learn why taking Ivermectin and any other anti-parasite medication to treat COVID-19 can be very dangerous. Don't miss out on our upcoming events with more chances to get vaccine information and receive free swag. Lastly, join the Fully Vaccinated Club by submitting your vaccine photo.

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What the Vaccine Does and What it Doesn't Do

The COVID-19 Vaccine

DOES...

  • Protect you against COVID-19 and prevents you from becoming seriously ill, hospitalized, or dying from the virus
  • Effective against COVID-19 variants, including the Delta variant
  • Meet the FDA’s science-based
  • standards for quality, safety, and
  • effectiveness against the virus
  • Keep our community safe

DOES NOT...

  • Give you COVID-19 or increase your chance of getting the virus
  • Affect your ability to have children
  • Plant microchips, lead, or metals into your body
  • Alter your DNA

To learn more about the vaccine, visit blackcovidfactssd.org or call 619-915-6734.VACCINE LOCATIONS

San Diego County Supervisors Declare COVID-19 Misinformation a Public Health Crisis

San Diego County Supervisors declare COVID misinformation a public health crisis

Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) introduced HR 74, a resolution that speaks to the importance of curbing the dissemination of public health misinformation and the threat that it poses to our society. The California State Assembly successfully adopted this resolution, declaring COVID-19 health misinformation as a public health crisis.

A divided San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to adopt what is believed to be a first-in-the-nation policy of declaring COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis and adopt a series of recommendations to actively combat it.

"Combating health misinformation needs to start on the ground, in counties and cities across our nation," said Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher. This will empower medical experts to lend their knowledge to provide people with info about what they may be hearing. WATCH NOW

Why You Should Not take Ivermectin or other anti-parasite medication to treat COVID-19

Poison control centers across the country have seen an uptick in calls reporting human exposures to Ivermectin with side effects ranging from nausea and vomiting to ones that are more neurological, including hallucinations, seizures, coma and death.

Here’s What You Need to Know about Ivermectin:

  • The FDA has not authorized or approved Ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
  • Currently available data does not show Ivermectin to be effective against COVID-19.
  • Taking large doses of Ivermectin is dangerous.

The most effective ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 include getting a COVID-19 vaccine and following current CDC guidelines.LEARN MORE

Join the San Diego County COVID-19 Equity Task Force

You're invited to join the San Diego County COVID-19 Equity Task Force Monthly Zoom Meeting*

This Tuesday, please welcome our special guest Dr. Rachel Villanueva, M.D., 122nd President, National Medical Association!

When: Tuesday September 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m ‍

*The San Diego County COVID-19 Equity Task Force meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

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B Fed Annual Black Family Empowerment Day

When: September 18th 7:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m

Where: Marie Widman Park Encanto Community Imperial Avenue

Family-friendly event featuring Black Joy Run (creative walk, roll or run for community fitness, health and fun). Vendors, resources and information on creating the Black Art Culture District for all of San Diego to visit and experience.

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Join the Fully Vaccinated Club

Join over 2.4 Million San Diegans who are getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

SUBMIT YOUR PICTURE

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