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Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle

Scientists face potential struggle to convince people of vaccine safety as celebrities join misinformation chorus

On one side is the “anti-vax” movement, a constellation of groupings drawn from across the ideological spectrum, far-right opportunists and celebrities including the former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown.

On the other is the NHS, virtually the entire medical community, government departments and Brown’s former Stone Roses bandmate John Squire.

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