Reliance on social media is the biggest obstacle to corona vaccination, survey says
Washington DC: A survey conducted in the United States has revealed that a large number of people who rely on social media for news do not want to be vaccinated against corona.
A total of 20,669 people from 50 US states and the District of Columbia took part in the survey, which was conducted under a large-scale project called The Woods State Project.
It is to be noted that the rumors spread on social media in the recent global epidemic of Quad 19 have not only created an atmosphere of uncertainty around the world but have maintained this atmosphere till now.
That’s why the World Health Organization last year dubbed this flood of information “infodemic”, while Covid 19 has since been declared a global epidemic.
While a recent U.S. poll has found that a large number of people who rely on social media “news” are against the coronavirus vaccine and are preventing others from getting the vaccine, It was revealed that the role of Facebook and other related social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram is most prominent in the spread of such news.
This condition was highest among people (approximately 21%) who use “Facebook” as their only source of news.
In contrast, only 7% of those who received news from various sources had anti-corona (anti-vaccine) views.
It should be noted that the Facebook administration has continued its campaign to shut down accounts and groups that spread rumors about Covid 19 and vaccinations, but this has not stopped.
Although the survey was conducted in the United States, the results support the same public attitudes that are prominent among ordinary people around the world, including in Pakistan.
A recent study also raises the concern that social media could become a threat to human society if its individual and collective behavior is not properly understood.
Rumors about the corona vaccine and a recent report by Healthline, a website promoting anti-vaccine trends, say that 99% of people who die from the novel corona virus (SARS Cove 2) are those who have been vaccinated. Was not applied