Let's build immunity against vaccine falsehoods

Social networks are super spreaders of misinformation. Singaporeans can help in the Covid-19 war by learning soft skills such as how to intervene, diplomatically.

Amid the Covid-19 vaccination effort, there is a need for schemes to impart soft skills enabling people to intervene in a sensitive yet effective way when they encounter misinformation. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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What do you do if your colleague tells you that she is fearful of the Covid-19 vaccine because she was told that it would make her infertile and that it contained microchips for secretly tracking people?

This may sound absurd but a pharmacist in Wisconsin, who was recently arrested for destroying 600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines by leaving them out of the refrigerator to spoil, had been promoting these false beliefs via text messages before his arrest.

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