Monday, July 26

Anti-Vaxxers

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Just 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 conspiracy theories online, study finds. JFK’s anti-vaxxer nephew is one of the’disinformation dozen.’

12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation shared online, according to a new study. The CCDH found that 65% of anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter could be attributed to the "disinformation dozen." The disinformation dozen includes a bodybuilder, a wellness blogger, and JFK's nephew. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The sister of a man who died from COVID-19 after calling vaccines’poison’ wants people to get shots in her brother’s memory

A man who thought vaccines were "poison" died from COVID-19, Raw Story reported. He spent 17 days in hospital on a ventilator before he eventually died on June 9, 4WWL TV said. His sister, who was also initially vaccine-hesitant, is now urging people to get a shot in her brother's memory. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Fauci says the’disparity in the willingness to be vaccinated’ could lead to Delta variant spikes

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a "Meet the Press" interview that anti-vaxxers might bring up Delta variant rates regionally. The Delta variant has been detected in all 50 states. Health officials continue to urge Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. See more stories on Insider's business page. People who don't get vaccinated against the coronavirus are increasing the likelihood of Delta variant spikes across the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday, Fauci, the nation's leading coronavirus expert, said the Delta variant could spike in different regions, even as overall...
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Fauci urges anti-vaxxers to’realize that the common enemy is the virus’

Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 death rates are high largely due to unvaccinated people. In a "Meet the Press" interview that aired Sunday, Fauci said these deaths are "avoidable and preventable." He also urged anti-vaxxers to realize that the "formidable enemy" is the coronavirus. LoadingSomething is loading. ...