Coronavirus scientists use TikTok to combat ‘rampant misinformation’ about vaccines

Researchers working on Covid-19 vaccines have united in a campaign aimed at ‘demystifying’ their work amid fears conspiracy theories could reduce updake of the jabs, reports Chris Baynes

Wednesday 21 October 2020 15:51 BST
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Scientists developing coronavirus vaccines around the world have begun documenting their work on social media in a bid to combat “rampant misinformation” which is undermining public trust in treatments.

Researchers working on vaccines in the UK, US, South Africa, India and Brazil will post videos to TikTok, Twitter and Instagram with the aim of “demystifying” the science.

The Team Halo campaign, led by the United Nations and the London-based Vaccine Confidence Project, comes amid fears conspiracy theories will reduce uptake of inoculation against Covid-19 when jabs are ready.

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