A new report on immunisation suggests that confidence in childhood vaccines has fallen up to 44 per cent in 52 countries coinciding with the largest sustained backslide in childhood immunization in 30 years, fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The only countries where vaccine confidence remained steady were China, India, and Mexico. The data from these countries indicates the perception of the importance of vaccines held firm or even improved.
The report attributed this trend to several factors, including uncertainty about the response to the pandemic, growing access to a wider range of information, and political polarization.
Recently, vaccine critics have brought to light the large number of shots given to American children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s immunization schedule, children are given up to 72 doses of 16 vaccines.
DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) vaccine is the most popular vaccine in the world because of the efforts of those behind vaccines.
Eventually, the Danish government did an extensive study of DTP with 30 years of vaccination records with leading pro-vaccination scientists. They found that the vaccine was causing anaemia, dysentery, and pneumonia and were killing more people than diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis did before the introduction of the vaccine.