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  • where the vaccine now well on the way, there are increasing concerns that misinformation circulating online could turn some people against being vaccinated.

  • The World Health Organization says the world's not only fighting the pandemic but also an infidel Mick were false Information about vaccines and covert in general continues to spread widely, particularly online.

  • The BBC's global health correspondent, Tulip Mazumdar, reports.

  • Ever since this pandemic started, we have all been faced with a barrage of information about covert 19.

  • It can lead to confusion, distrust on, in some cases, protests against proven public health advice.

  • Now, with vaccines well on the way, there's a fresh push to separate fact from Fiction.

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  • I spoke to trainee solicitor Oscar, who's taking part in vaccine trials at Imperial College, London, Ont.

  • Production designer Nina, who lives with her 82 year old grandmother about new co vid vaccines, making sense of all of the different scientific opinion on the results that are recently coming out.

  • It is incredibly difficult.

  • It's, I think it's quite convoluted at the moment.

  • I think there are quite a lot of opinions flying around, kind of, you know, the Twitter over Instagram Ticktock.

  • I would like to be vaccinated because I think is one of the only ways out of this situation.

  • I have quite mixed feelings.

  • I know.

  • I'm not sure how much I trust the vaccine yet because it happened so quickly.

  • We feel that many people, actually, currently they are making a decision not based on on the good information, but based on on on some information they have seen on social media elsewhere, and they believe it because they have not had access to the right information at the right.

  • I mean the right format.

  • So the W H O, along with governments, have teamed up with big social media companies to come up with better ways of getting accurate information to people like this.

  • Whats app feed, which anyone can sign up to?

  • Facebook has introduced notification screens flagging false information before people choose to share it, but it can still be shared.

  • A number of studies looking at people's attitudes towards a cove in 19 vaccine are underway.

  • Preliminary data from 17 countries suggest that people in Ethiopia, India, on Saudi Arabia feel the most confident about taking one, with at least 85% saying they would be immunized.

  • There was more skepticism in countries including Germany, France, the US and also in the DRC, where fewer than 50% of people said they would take a vaccine.

  • The science see ones have more of a negative impact than the the ones that are questioning motives of people.

  • Professor Heidi Larson has been studying people's attitudes to vaccines for more than two decades.

  • What we need to focus on is building the resilience and building, filling that space.

  • You can't just take away pieces of misinformation.

  • One of the big anxieties of safety So we could talk about the fact that safety process are being followed carefully were short cutting other parts of that long development process.

  • Yeah, scientists air taking to social media themselves to try and get accurate information out there.

  • The battle against co vid can't be won in hospitals and science labs alone.

  • Part of this fight needs toe happen online.

where the vaccine now well on the way, there are increasing concerns that misinformation circulating online could turn some people against being vaccinated.

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