Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

Daniel Jolley, Darel Cookson

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Abstract

It didn’t take long after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported for conspiracy theories to begin circulating that the virus was a secret ploy by pharmaceutical companies to sell a vaccine. Other false theories quickly emerged, including one suggesting Bill Gates is creating a tracking device to be implanted in a COVID-19 vaccine. This sentiment has spread quickly. Perhaps unsurprisingly, such theories have bred reluctance to use a future vaccine against COVID-19 and this is a problem that may affect us all.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of PublicationUK
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2020

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