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Why are Germany, Austria and Switzerland COVID-19 vaccination laggards? Inoculated Newsletter (11.11.2021)

Eva & Daiva @ The Inoculation

📰News of the week:

  1. Germany, Austria and Switzerland are lagging in their vaccination rates. The FT makes out the countries' unemotional health communication as the main reason.
  2. This Forsa poll says half of the unvaccinated Germans voted for the far-right AfD party.
  3. News Front a pro-Russian disinformation actor, was banned from Facebook. Now it's back, according to a report by ISD.
  4. Belief in pandemic-based misinformation is still widespread in the U.S., according to KFF.
  5. U.S. Covid deaths are split along party lines
  6. How the UK Health Security Agency’s misleading data fuelled a global vaccine myth.
  7. Germany's Tagesspiegel links Covid cases to AfD voters.

⬆️ Re-up of the week (ISC, November 2021)

Ein Virus des Misstrauens: Der russische Staatssender RT DE und die deutsche Corona-Leugner-Szene - ISD
This study provides an analysis of most popular videos by the Russian state medium RT DE with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

📝 Longform of the week:

Nobody Can See Into Facebook
Imagine if automakers were the only ones who could test their cars—and they kept the results secret.

🎁Bonus read of the week:

Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic
While reported measles cases have fallen compared to previous years, progress toward measles elimination continues to decline and the risk of outbreaks is mounting, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Same as it ever was: Antivaxxers target Orthodox Jews with COVID-19 misinformation
in 2019, large measles outbreaks among Orthodox Jews were linked to misinformation. History is repeating itself with COVID-19.
Warnings of ‘explosive’ measles outbreaks as lockdowns leave millions of children unvaccinated
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted routine immunisation programmes and catch-up efforts, leaving communities vulnerable

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