Del Bigtree of the Highwire brings us a review of the W.H.O. Global Vaccine Safety Summit. December 2019.
This reminds us that the vaccine hesitancy problem was a feature before the Covid vaccines burst upon us, before they were mandated by various bodies both private and governmental around the world, and before sections of populations were motivated to march in their thousands around the world to defy the demand that the whole world should be vaccinated. Indeed the W.H.O. Safety Summit took place before the pandemic even (officially) started.
It was taken so seriously that the W.H.O. debated it in front of the cameras.
Did the W.H.O. heed the advice of their Summit?
This is just two quotes, still topical today, almost two years later:
"I spend a lot of time talking... with tech companies (Facebook, WhatsApp ... Weibo) they have a lot of fingers pointing at...