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TikTok conspiracies, infertility myths and other disinformation hinder Central Valley COVID fight

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2021
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(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

As Marissa Zendejas waited to get her first COVID-19 vaccination shot at the headquarters of the California Farmworker Foundation, the 27-year-old rattled off the tall tales she had heard from people she knows and the internet about why she shouldn't.

"Like, your life span gets short if you're vaccinated," Zendejas said. "You only have this amount of time of life left. Or you'll get sterilized and won't have kids no more."

She laughed sheepishly and shook her head. "There are a lot of things circulating, and people get scared."


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