Data privacy concept Health literacy is a straightforward aspect of health care with an enormous potential impact on your employees’ lives and the economics of running your business.

As Americans emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, health literacy and taking control of our health have never been more important. Throughout the public health crisis, many statements about the virus have circulated: Wearing a mask reduces oxygen intake and increases the risk of “carbon dioxide toxicity.” Taking ibuprofen worsens the symptoms of COVID-19. Vaccinated people can infect others. These and other misunderstandings persist despite solid science and data analysis that debunks them.

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