Now that the much-awaited COVID-19 Vaccination has arrived in the UK, and is likely to follow soon in other parts of the world, does this mean that the end is now in sight for the Global Pandemic and its resulting restrictions?
The tragic loss of life, combined with the worldwide social and economic disruption caused by the Pandemic, has spurred on the World’s Scientists and Pharmaceutical manufacturers to produce an effective Vaccine to bring the virus under control.
Though every Vaccine must pass a rigorous approval process, in an age of Misinformation, particularly on Social Media platforms, conspiracy theories abound. The fear is that the spread of misinformation into mainstream media sources could result in fewer people taking up the opportunity to be vaccinated, undermining the programme and the possibility of herd immunity.
We look to the experts to discuss not only the roll-out of the Vaccine but the risks that misinformation poses to the opportunity that the Vaccine presents.
Chair of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee, Former UK Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Global Health and Biosecurity expert and Principal Consultant, Tomorrow Global
Director, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, expert Virologist and advisor on Pandemic Preparedness
Chair of Biochemistry, Trinity College, Dublin and expert on Immunology and new treatments
Sir Alex Younger
Former Chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, known more widely as MI6
Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory and expert on information warfare
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