CME Course

COVID-19 Facts vs. Myths: What You Need to Know Now

This course investigates what scientists know about the virus and will arm the learner with facts to dispel popular myths related to COVID-19.

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Overview

As COVID-19 exploded into a worldwide pandemic, there were a growing number of myths spread about the origin of the virus. Further, as healthcare workers and scientists worked to contain virus spread, popular culture dispersed myths about the effectiveness of wearing masks and vaccine technology. This course investigates what scientists know about the virus and will arm the learner with facts to dispel popular myths related to COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Identify common concerns and controversies surrounding COVID-19 including the origin of the virus.
  • Explain how common myths about vaccines (related to allergic reactions, risk of infection, COVID-19 variants, and more) can be countered with facts.
  • Explain how masks decrease risk of COVID-19 virus infection.

Course Details

This course was originally released on September 14, 2021 and is eligible for CME credit through September 13, 2022.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Educación Médica Continua y Extensión, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and Better Village. The ITESM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Educación Médica Continua y Extensión, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnológico de Monterrey designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please allow 50 minutes to complete this course, the corresponding post-test that follows and the course evaluation survey.

In order to receive CME credit, participants must successfully complete the course, post-test and course evaluation survey, then submit the application for CME credit.

For any questions regarding the accreditation of this activity, please contact: [email protected] or 303-557-0859 ext. 89.

Planning Committee Overview

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of ITESM to require that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies, to ITESM, and any relevant financial relationships to learners, prior to the educational activity. All relevant financial relationships are identified and mitigated by ITESM in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. Individuals who refuse to disclose all financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the accredited continuing education activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

The following members of the planning and review committee, content developer and faculty for this course have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies:

Course Director
Dennis Zanella, MD, MPH, FRSPH, Independent Medical Consultant/Former President New Jersey Public Health Association, Course Director

Planning and Review Committee
Gabriela Villarreal, MD, MPH, Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education, ITESM, Planner/Reviewer
Sarah Ryan, PhD, Better Village, Planner/Reviewer

Content Development
Andrew Browser, ELS, CHCP, Medical Writer, Icon CME, Content Developer
Dennis Zanella, MD, MPH, FRSPH, Independent Medical Consultant / Former President New Jersey Public Health Association, Faculty

All relevant financial relationships of any individual in control of content of this accredited continuing education activity have been mitigated, appropriate to the individual’s role(s).

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Legal Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course Materials

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