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How to eradicate vaccine-hesitancy when the plague of disinformation takes hold

Barbara Gormley


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A child receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Barbara Gormley

Barbara Gormley

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A child receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

George Bernard Shaw said, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” Shaw lived in a time before the emergence of the internet but certainly not without the circulation of false information.

Unfortunately, false information has always existed, but the emergence of online platforms has provided fertile ground for vaccine myths and untruths to take hold.


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