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Anti-vaxxers and the question of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations This Matters

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The anti-vaccination movement remains a loud and outsized presence, even during a pandemic. Many continue to spread misinformation and are already turning their attention towards any future vaccines for COVID-19, saying they don’t want it, and that it shouldn’t be mandatory. But as the world depends on medicine and science for an answer to the coronavirus and an end to the pandemic—is the anti-vax movement actually being killed off by COVID-19? Adrian Cheung talks to Dr. Noni MacDonald from Dalhousie University. Her career spans nearly 40 years in public health and global medicine, including consulting with the World Health Organization. She makes the case for the success of vaccines and why--if and when a coronavirus vaccine is created--there will not be enough doses to make them mandatory for some time.

The anti-vaccination movement remains a loud and outsized presence, even during a pandemic. Many continue to spread misinformation and are already turning their attention towards any future vaccines for COVID-19, saying they don’t want it, and that it shouldn’t be mandatory. But as the world depends on medicine and science for an answer to the coronavirus and an end to the pandemic—is the anti-vax movement actually being killed off by COVID-19? Adrian Cheung talks to Dr. Noni MacDonald from Dalhousie University. Her career spans nearly 40 years in public health and global medicine, including consulting with the World Health Organization. She makes the case for the success of vaccines and why--if and when a coronavirus vaccine is created--there will not be enough doses to make them mandatory for some time.

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