National Immunisation: Covid vaccine conspiracy theories online are impacting progress

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 8:54AM
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National Immunisation: Covid vaccine conspiracy theories online are impacting progress

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 8:54AM

Concerns over misinformation continuing to spread about the Covid vaccine.

Rumours have been circulating online in recent weeks, about people allegedly dying after getting jabbed.

National Immunisation Clinical Director Nikki Turner told Mike Hosking conspiracy theories like this are harmful and having an impact on progress.

“The problem is these days, particularly with social media, that misinformation creates its own echo chamber so that there's always one or two people in the world who are an antihero.”

73 per cent of eligible New Zealanders have received at least their first jab.

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