Distrust of govt, science, still driving 2% to reject Covid-19 vaccination | The Malaysian Insight

Distrust of govt, science, still driving 2% to reject Covid-19 vaccination

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29/1/2022 2:08:00 AM

Distrust of govt, science, still driving 2% to reject Covid-19 vaccination

Sceptics say hasty rollout, lack of transparency on deaths from vaccine driving them avoid the needle.

Copy URLDespite Malaysia’s general success in its national Covid-19 immunisation programme, a minority of sceptics still view the government and the scheme with deep suspicion. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 29, 2022.PEOPLE rejecting Covid-19 vaccination are still adamant they do not need the protection, with one even saying he would rather contract the virus than be inoculated.

Reasons for shunning the jab range from distrust of the government to science, religious beliefs and lack of confidence in the vaccine development process, with sceptics saying they feel the Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out too hastily.

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× Copy URL Despite Malaysia’s general success in its national Covid-19 immunisation programme, a minority of sceptics still view the government and the scheme with deep suspicion. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 29, 2022. PEOPLE rejecting Covid-19 vaccination are still adamant they do not need the protection, with one even saying he would rather contract the virus than be inoculated. Reasons for shunning the jab range from distrust of the government to science, religious beliefs and lack of confidence in the vaccine development process, with sceptics saying they feel the Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out too hastily. Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!