Anti-vaxxer movements are on the rise even as more than 178 teams of researchers work around the clock to develop vaccines and treatments to deal with COVID-19, the disease that has brought the global economy to a screeching halt.
In the fight against COVID-19, infection is not the only danger. Uncertainty, months of lockdowns, and even the fear of death is affecting the mental health of billions of people. COVID-19 depression is a real and debilitating thing.
Anti-vaccine attitudes are gaining traction globally thanks in part to effective social media campaigns and messaging. The spread of this anti-vaccine messaging could make it impossible to protect against Covid-19.
COVID-19 patient in Pakistan contracted the coronavirus in late February and was in isolation days later. “The symptoms and the severity of the disease were very high. I felt pain in my whole body. I couldn’t move my hands. The 10 days of quarantine… were very tough.” First patient urges