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Health chatter dips nationally and in St. Louis

It was a slow week for conversations about health, according to a national dashboard that tracks online and offline narratives about multiple health topics. Here in St. Louis, iHeard’s weekly survey found the same was true locally.

National tracking data showed that the spread of health information declined almost 20% from the previous week. Vaccine conversations, for example, occurred less often on nearly all social media platforms. In St. Louis, only 3% of adults surveyed reported hearing false claims about COVID vaccines causing “turbo cancer” or hormonal birth control causing long-term infertility.

Slow health information weeks are rare! Use this pause to help those you serve get connected to iHeard so they are well-informed about whatever comes next. Please share the social media posts below!

This week’s report is based on responses from a panel of 154 adult residents of St. Louis City and County, MO, surveyed from Saturday, April 6 to Monday, April 8, 2024. Explore these data and more at iHeardSTL.

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