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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Misinformation was focus at January Board of Health meeting

Social Media rumors take up most of the public comment at virtual meeting.


January 20, 2022

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) received more than 7,500 public requests to speak at the January 12 meeting. Many comments were in reaction to misinformation that spread like wildfire on social media platforms leading up to the meeting.

Executive Director Michelle Davis made Board announcements. She reminded board members that many comments are objections to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

In October 2021, the SBOH convened a technical advisory group (TAG) to assess the COVID-19 vaccine against the Board’s criteria an...

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