Misinformation has allowed masks, testing, and the vaccine to become heavily politicized issues, which has led to many unnecessary deaths. Epidemiologist Dr. Debra Furr-Holden sees a new kind of hope on the horizon in Flint. “We now know we can actually rapidly impact and turn the tide on health disparities,” she said. “We can. And the access is there for us to come together. We can use these kinds of multi-sector, multi-stakeholders approaches that also include community at the table."