Anti-vaxxers could hamper fight against COVID-19 cure, experts warn

Euronews | Jun 3, 2020 at 9:14 PM
  • As scientists race to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, there are fears that a small but active anti-vaccination movement could undermine their efforts.
  • Neil Johnson, a professor of physics at GWU, warns that the voice of so-called anti-vaxxers could gain even more traction with any future coronavirus vaccine, and affect its acceptance if – and when – it becomes available.
  • A vaccine typically is most effective in younger people, and they’re usually the ones vaccinated on a large scale – to build herd immunity and protect those who are most vulnerable to infections: newborns, elderly people and those with weaker immune systems.