Covid-19 Vaccines: Myths vs Science
London, Feb. 7, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Despite clinical trials revealing the safety and efficacy of coronavirus vaccines, a number of people across the globe remain hesitant about being administered with the newly developed vaccines, thereby making the fight against the Covid-19 disease even more difficult.
According to a sample survey by Ipsos Mori, approximately 46% of the French, highest among other Europeans, and more than 40% of Poles and Hungarians refuse to be vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccines.
Across United States, Africa, Asia, United Kingdom, the story is similar.
A number of conspiracy theories are also black painting the new coronavirus vaccines, calling them Bill Gates’ efforts to insert chips into the body, the article noted. Economists believe that while the 18th and 19th century reactions against vaccines were mainly religious, today’s resistance against the vaccines is due to political reasons.
Vaccine challengers have existed since vaccines were introduced. Experts believe that anti-vaccine sentiments and resistance against the newly developed coronavirus vaccines could hamper the uptake and fight against the Covid-19 disease.
In this special interview by the World health Organisation, WHO’s Dr Kate O’Brien busts some vaccine myths related to infertility, DNA and composition of vaccines in the latest edition of Science in 5