Fake news and conspiracies around the Covid-19 pandemic have seen a spike since the announcement of the discovery of the new Omicron variant.
Projects Director at the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, Stuart Jones says news about new variants always seem to lead to a sudden rise in anti-vaccination sentiments.
Stuart says their latest research also shows that a lot of people now question the effectiveness of the currently available Covid-19 vaccines.
Read the latest Vaccine Disinformation weekly report here.
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South Africa has recorded yet another milestone with nearly fifteen million adults now fully vaccinated against the #COVID19 pandemic.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) December 7, 2021