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May 2021

How a well-meaning U.S. government database fuels dangerous vaccine misinformation:

In this month’s Monitor, we explore how the CDC and FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) can serve as an early warning system for scientists, but can also unintentionally help spread falsehoods about vaccines.