More and more people are doubting the safety of vaccines

AN INCREASING number of people worldwide who think that vaccines are important and effective nevertheless aren’t confident that they’re safe.

A survey in which nearly 66,000 people across 67 countries were asked to rate their views on vaccination has found an emerging shift away from access to vaccines as the primary barrier to vaccination in many countries.

“A notable trend is the observation that the number of respondents who report more positive sentiment for vaccine importance is larger than that for vaccine safety,” write the authors, led by the London School of

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