Potential COVID-19 vaccine has re-energized anti-vaccination groups, health experts warn - 2020-06-29

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F182.png Potential COVID-19 vaccine has re-energized anti-vaccination groups, health experts warn June 29, 2020, Nicole Ireland, CBC News

As Canadians yearn for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and a time they can once again hug their elderly loved ones or gather in large groups without fear of infection, many are pinning their hopes on unprecedented global efforts to develop a vaccine against the virus.

But even though most infectious disease experts say the earliest possible timeframe would be at least a year or two away, anti-vaccination groups are already well into online and social media campaigns stoking doubts about the safety — and even questioning the necessity — of a coronavirus vaccine.

"I just am astonished at how early the anti-vaccine narrative has started," Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, a vaccine expert at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, said in an interview with CBC's The Dose health podcast.

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{{cite news | first = Nicole | last = Ireland | title = Potential COVID-19 vaccine has re-energized anti-vaccination groups, health experts warn | url = https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/covid-19-vaccine-public-health-1.5627376 | work = CBC News | date = June 29, 2020 | accessdate = June 29, 2020 }}