White House adviser, Ashish Jha, says doctors need to combat online “misinformation”

Apr 6, 2023 | Political News

Ashish Jha, the coordinator of the White House COVID response team, called on doctors to fill the medical information vacuum. He alleged that there was a continuing COVID death toll caused by “misinformation.”

Speaking at a doctors’ conference in Waltham, Massachusetts, Jha told doctors that they need to be skilled in clearing uncertainty in the way they explain to a stranger what a test or scan means.

He stressed that the uncertainty of COVID-19 is not different, but there are too many sources of information, particularly online, meaning doctors have to contribute and provide reliable information.