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Anti-vaxxers will stick it to scientists, even if it kills everybody else

Half the people in US, Germany, Czech Republic and other countries say they wouldn’t get the covid vaccine

Jennifer Rigby

Up to half of the populations in countries including the US, Germany and the Czech Republic say they may decline to take any new coronavirus vaccine that is developed.

A vaccine is seen as possibly the only way for the world to return to normal after the pandemic. However, experts estimate that at least 70% of people will have to receive a vaccine in order for it to stop coronavirus, a figure that appears to be some way off based on the latest polls.

Prof Heidi Larson, anthropologist and director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “It’s going to be a challenge, particularly because, in general, populations are more anxious about new vaccines and that’s understandable.”..

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