Misinformation fails to derail vax campaign

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Adam Gifford

Dr Bloomfield – Misinformation fails to derail the vax campaign

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Chief Health Officer Ashley Bloomfield said most New Zealanders see beyond vaccine misinformation and misinformation from a small group of influencers.

Chief Health Officer Ashley Bloomfield said most New Zealanders see beyond vaccine misinformation and misinformation from a small group of influencers.

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have examined the growth of misinformation before and after the occupation of Parliament and how it led to shifts from vaccine hesitancy to vaccine resistance, to more talk about individual rights and to target more individuals and communities online and offline. harassment.

Dr Bloomfield says the ministry also monitors misinformation, but this has had little impact on the vaccination campaign.

“It was a resounding success. Over 90 percent of the kiwis were double vaccinated and the number of people and the proportion of people who actively opposed it and participated in the misinformation was actually very small, so the challenge is there – it’s it’s up to us to be aware of that, but just maintain our support and solidarity with each other and look out for each other,” says Dr Bloomfield.


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