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Marcus Smith delves into why so many people of different stripes are distrustful of the vaccine in this Cable short documentary

With up to one in four of all British people hesitant about taking the coronavirus vaccine, and some outright rejecting it, we look into what’s behind the mistrust that has been labelled a public health risk.

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Posted by The Bristol Cable on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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  • Abigail Hughes says:

    Excellent balanced look at what is going on concerning anti vaxxers

  • The ghosts of kingswood free miners says:

    Interesting piece. And good to see both sides of the debate presented.
    Good question at the end also.
    I think its quite clear, that which unifies us is our lack of trust in state instituations encludeing aspects of the NHS trust/corporatization. Bristol has always had a hydra like resistance to government and state/corporate imposition. From the days of the kingwood miners , the 1831 uprising (that tried to go beyond mere reform) to the pamfleteers and non conformists. Up to the present day. Anti lockdown and anti racist/anti colonial struggles for liberation. The people in these struggles had many different opinions. The comonalities we have here is our struggle against power and its impositions.. Even in the days of the anti roads/reclaim the streets era their was always a wide rang off views. It was the coming together against power to take action against its projects that made a difference, not the bickering and differeces of opinion. These movements arent perfect, but none are or will ever be. The fact they over came their differeces to act did create some changes, even stopping the state in some instances. Choice is the key, whether abortion rights, voluntary euphenasia, or even extreme sports, lockdown or vacinations. If we allow what is happening in some workplaces (workers being disciplined/threats of loss of livlelyhood for not accepting enforcement of certain measures, which in work law would have previously been defind as battery, as far as I understand) to spread then our choice will be cut off because of back door maditory impostions of testing track trace vax, if allowed to happen without oppostion later down the line it may be impostions of ‘far worst’ things we will have to be dealing with and fighting against. If people want to accept these measures as their own choices then twors fine, but also lets respect the choices of others in this case, even if we tend to disagree about somethings. Lets not let too many of our differences get in the way, lets not let bristols working class hydra of resistance become further divided by corporate media engineering divisions, so so-called public opinion can be used to crush and marginalise any opposition to encroaching state and corporate power. Choice 4 all, not state impostition.

  • Ghosts of kingswood free miners says:

    Dearest Cable, Why has my comment not appeared?
    There has been a few times this has happened now when commenting on anti vax and lockdown articles. I think my points were valid and relevant to the article and I was not being offensive. Just trying to engage in critical thought and health debate.

  • Harry says:

    Good bit of journalism thanks. Anti-vaxxers came across as hard, selfish or deluded to be honest.

  • Fi says:

    I would be more interested to see you delving into the blanket censorship and de-platforming of anyone questioning this mass global vaccination programme. Meanwhile outside the West, there have been some highly credible trials of safe, long-established anti-viral medicines which are showing significant effectiveness in reducing morbidity and mortality – most notably Ivermectin (peer-reviewed trials showing 83% reduction in mortality, comparable with vaccine results). At approx 8p per treatment it won’t make any profits for Big Pharma… Check out what’s been happening in India, which has seen a massive and sustained drop in cases and deaths since mid-September, long before vaccines, where Ivermectin is available over the counter and being widely used. Why are these proven results being ignored by the WHO, and closer to home, Matt Hancock?

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