The online movement against vaccines is basically divided into four groups (sometimes overlapping).
First, the activists work full time to foster distrust of vaccines, but they only reach the 12% of the total audience that follows the anti-vaccine movement.
Second, entrepreneurs reach about half of anti-vaccine followers, exposing them to advertisements for products claiming to have health benefits.
Conspiracy theorists make up the third category.
Finally, there are the random communities that have a relatively small number of followers and are mainly found on Facebook.
The new report from the Center for the Fight Against Digital Hate (CCDH) has criticized social media companies for allowing the anti-vaccine movement to remain on their platforms.
A mental virus for which there is no vaccine
The report’s authors noted that social media accounts held by so-called anti-vaccines have increased their following by at least 7.8 million people since 2019. The CCHR has also warned that the growing movement against vaccines could undermine the launch of any future COVID-19 vaccines .
A survey commissioned by the CCDH and published alongside its report found that around one in six Britons are unlikely to agree to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 .
In fact, this is so serious that the World Health Organization noted in 2019 that "vaccine undecided" was its top 10 threats to global health .
But what happens to the anti-vaccines? What do they have in mind? Who or what makes you think that way? It is difficult to know. We are facing a kind of mental virus … one for which, at the moment, we do not have a vaccine. We are going to delve into this virus in the following video, as well as the undeniable advantages that vaccines have had on humanity (basically saving the lives of hundreds of millions of people):