YPSILANTI, Mich.—When 16-year-old Harshini Anand steps foot into her high school halls as a newly enshrined senior, she’s on a mission. And no, it’s not to win student body president.
Rather, she’s sparking critical conversations with her friends and classmates about vaccines.
“I was just seeing a lot of vaccine hesitancy and a lot of misinformation being spread around young people in my own community,” Anand said.
During the pandemic, social media has been a battleground for science and truth. Misinformation tends to dominate the conversation too often, leading people to resist science, evidence, and the success of vaccines in curbing COVID-19 deaths.
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