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Polio Found in London, Austria Scraps Jab Mandate: Inoculated Newsletter (23.06.2022)

Eva & Daiva @ The Inoculation

Hi readers, this is our last rodeo before we head out to enjoy our summer breaks – back in September, promise.

We've already seen that the childhood vaccinations have dipped during the pandemic, but in some truly frightening news, traces of the polio vaccine and evidence that it has spread from person to person have been found in London. Read more below:


  1. Surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time in 40 years, the guardian reports.
  2. Austria scraps COVID vaccine mandate at a time when Austria has one of the EU's lowest vaccination rates.

🎁Bonus read of the week:

Are more people avoiding the news because it has a "negative" effect on their mood? Findings in a new Reuters report.

Perceptions of media coverage of the war in Ukraine
On 24 February, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marking the start of the biggest war in Europe since the Second World War. Major news organisations around the world have embedded journalists in Ukraine to cover bombings and violence in hard-hit towns and cities across broadcast, di…

📝 Longread:

Grifters gonna grift, long-covid edition:

Anti-Vaxxers Pivot to ‘Treating’ Long COVID
Massive doses of vitamin C, pyramid scheme prod and, of course, ivermectin are all on the menu.

⬆️ Re-up of the week:

DFRLab analyzed 27 Telegram channels that spread anti-refugee, pro-Kremlin, and at times, anti-vaccine content. Some of the channels appear connected, as they have published identical posts or forwarded posts from each other.

Polish-language Telegram channels spread anti-refugee narratives
The DFRLab identified 27 Telegram channels spreading anti-refugee disinformation as Ukrainians flee to Poland

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