Yahoo Finance: COVID misinformation: ‘There are facts, and then there are opinions,’ doctor says

Misinformation and politics should have no place in public health messaging. Facts based on data and science and opinions based on inaccurate information should not be given equal weight when making medical decisions.

We are in year 3 of this pandemic and have lost countless lives due to misinformation, disinformation, and lies spread for personal gain.

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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