Vaccine booking website causes confusion with some regional Australians told to head interstate | Society

The government’s Covid-19 vaccination booking website is telling regional Australians they will need to travel hundreds of kilometres, in some cases across state borders, to receive their dose , despite much closer options expected to be available within weeks. The errors have prompted doctors to urge the Morrison government to Continue Reading

Small number of Facebook users responsible for most Covid vaccine skepticism – report | Technology

A small subset of Facebook users is reportedly responsible for the majority of content expressing or encouraging skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines, according to early results from an internal Facebook study. The study, first reported by the Washington Post, confirms what researchers have long argued about how the echo chamber effect Continue Reading

Why are male politicians in love with topless vaccine selfies? | Vaccines and immunisation- Tempemail

Are you man enough for a vaxxie (that’s a vaccination selfie to you and me)? That’s the question some of us are asking after having seen a host of politicians pose shirtless while getting their Covid-19 jabs. Not since Vladimir Putin shared those topless holiday pics, perfecting the butterfly stroke Continue Reading

In France, there’s no escape from Covid vaccine sceptics. What would Pasteur think? | France- Tempemail

There’s a joke doing the rounds in France: how do you get a Frenchman to have the Covid vaccine? Tell him he can’t have it. My dentist – who is French – recounted this and found it hilarious. My doctor – who is not French – was not so amused. Continue Reading

Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and ‘strike’ system | Twitter

Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines. The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen the social network’s existing Covid-19 guidance, which has led to the removal of more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5m accounts Continue Reading

Fox anchor suspended after saying he was ‘annoyed’ at obese people getting Covid vaccine- Tempemail

A Fox news station suspended its anchor following social media outrage for his tweet expressing annoyance over obese people getting the Covid-19 vaccine on priority. Blake McCoy made the controversial remark on Tuesday afternoon and later deleted his tweet, issuing an apology for his “insensitive and offensive” comment. “I’m annoyed Continue Reading

Italy: Holocaust survivor’s plug for vaccine sparks hatred Italy Social Media Vaccine comments Vaccine- Tempemail

An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic comments and other invective on social media. Lilian Segre, 90, received the first of the two-shot vaccine series in Milan on Thursday. She urged people who reach her age Continue Reading

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Proven ‘Less Effective’ Against South African Virus – Tempemail

Image sourced from TimesLIVE A lab study by Pfizer and BioNTech has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven ‘less effective’ against the South African variant by producing “lower levels of neutralizing antibodies”. According to Bloomberg, the results are “part of tests of its vaccine against a lab-created virus that Continue Reading

5 Cybersecurity Threats to the COVID-19 Vaccine – Tempemail

Image sourced from TimesLIVE Cybercrimes have increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with hackers becoming heavily resourced, especially now with nations across the world in the implementation stages of rolling out vaccines. Hackers have found sophisticated ways to target the organisations that have valuable data such as vaccine Continue Reading

RFK Jr. kicked off Instagram for vaccine misinformation Robert F. Kennedy misinformation Facebook Instagram Social Media- Tempemail

Kennedy Jr. has amassed a huge following on social media, where he frequently posts debunked or unproven claims about vaccines. He also uses his social media pages to post about large pharmaceutical firms and environmental health concerns. “We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or Continue Reading