2020-12-04 13:32:57

Beating the anti-vaxxers: how star power can help squash vaccine myths

Analysis: Vaccine hesitancy is growing, thanks in part to social media misinformation. Time for the Elvis approach? President-elect Joe Biden’s statement that he would be happy to be vaccinated publicly against coronavirus to encourage people to follow suit – following similar pledges from Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton – highlights a fundamental concern in global health circles.Vaccine hesitancy – as well as anti-vaccination activism, sometimes promoted by celebrities – is growing. Countries that were once measles-free are seeing new cases due to suspicion over vaccina