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The anti-vax movement is as old as vaccinations themselves, and was spreading long before social media

It was just before the turn of the 19th century that vaccinations were first put into use in England. There has been a constant stream of anti-vaxxers ever since, recent among them the lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jnr, a nephew of former United States president John F. Kennedy. Last month, Kennedy Jnr was banned from Instagram for sharing debunked Covid-19 conspiracy theories. In 2019, the World Health Organization declared “vaccine hesitancy” one of the top global health threats. And then, at the…

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