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Understanding the Risks Versus the Myths of Vaccines: QuickTake

July 30, 2020, 5:57 PM

The anti-vaccine movement that first took hold in the U.S. and spread globally has undermined advances against preventable infectious diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Now, so-called vaccine hesitancy is seen as a threat to the effective roll out of shots to prevent Covid-19, in the event they are developed. Certainly there are risks with new vaccines. But the belief among some people that well-established immunizations against childhood diseases are more dangerous than beneficial is based on a fraud.

1. What are the signs of Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy?

In a poll conducted for CNN in May, a third of ...

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