17 minutes | Jul 30, 2021

Vaccines, lies and social media: Andy Slavitt explains how COVID-19 myths spread like wildfire

This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia duked it out on Twitter over vaccines. Find out why politicians thrive on spewing COVID-19 falsehoods and why regular Joes are using codewords like Maxine instead of vaccine and Moana instead of Moderna with former White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt. The "In the Bubble" podcast host explains why he's not too concerned about vaccinated folks getting COVID-19 and why requiring vaccination or regular testing for city and state employees is the right move right now. GET IN TOUCH Want to ask Alex a question? Visit the SoCal in 17 page On Twitter using hashtag #SOCALIN17 or her handle @alexcoheninla IN THIS EPISODE Andy Slavitt’s Twitter: @aslavitt Watch the video Andy and Alex discuss A list of code words people use to discuss vaccines without being flagged  In the Bubble podcast Gov. Newsom and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Twitter feud  
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