October 30 2021 COVID-19 report

Welcome to our Saturday, October 30 report. Join the Nov. 6 rally for climate emergency action, and the Nov. 14 rally organized by @NurseWithSign to call for the repeal of Bill 124. An update on the federal court ruling on Indigenous child welfare compensation. This week we share articles on: (1) Hospitals ‘bleeding out’ as nursing shortage intensifies; and (2) The Lancet calls for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health. Scroll down for RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem – here’s what a social media expert recommends

Facebook and other social media platforms spread massive misinformation and bear huge responsibility for the urgent threat to public health raised by the U.S. Surgeon General. This is a July 29 article by Anjana Susarla, Omura-Saxena Professor of Responsible AI at Michigan State University.

Misinformation is an urgent threat that prolongs the pandemic and puts people at risk

Misinformation is an urgent public health threat – and also a threat to democracy and values of social justice. In July, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued the first Surgeon General's Advisory of this Administration to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation.

October 24 2021 COVID-19 report

Welcome to our Sunday, October 24 report. This week we share: (1) RNAO’s deep disappointment with the Ontario government’s reopening plan; (2) misinformation as an urgent threat that prolongs the pandemic and puts people at risk; and (3) what we can do about the vaccine misinformation problem in social media. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.