Guest Editorial by Josh A Mazer
Last month, the BMJ published an article titled “Even covid-19 can’t kill the anti-vaccination movement” in which the author, Katrina Megget, provided the results of a study of 1,000 New Yorkers on April 24-26 regarding uptake of a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available. These results found that 59% of the people surveyed said they would get the vaccine and 53% would allow their children to receive one. The article goes on to outline what the author believes to be “misinformation” about vaccination and characterizes the upcoming vaccine as humanity’s salvation. In a move we don’t see nearly often enough, the BMJ followed up the article with commentary, in its entirety, from long-time vaccine safety advocate Josh Mazer.