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The Weekly: Misinformation about HPV vaccine, colorectal cancer prevention law, and more

January 8, 2021

The Weekly

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Misinformation About HPV Vaccine Goes “Viral” In Thousands Of Facebook Posts

THURSDAY, January 7, 2021 (Forbes)—When it comes to health and medical misinformation, social media is seeing its day. And by “day,” I mean Groundhog Day. Vaccine misinformation has thrived on social media, in large part due to celebrity influence, fearmongering, and tugging at heartstrings using videos, individual stories, and virtual congregating online.

In other news…


Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Risk for Certain Cancers
January 5, The New York Times


January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January 6, ABC 4


Rep. Payne, Jr.’s Colorectal Cancer Prevention Bill Becomes Law
December 28, Insider NJ


FDA clears way for Cleveland Clinic’s groundbreaking breast cancer vaccine
December 21, Fox 8

 

Foundation news

Awesome Games Done Quick happening now

Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live-streamed video game marathon organized by Games Done Quick to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world speedrun—play as fast as possible—their favorite games. People around the globe tune in online to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games.

Tune in and watch the action live.

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