Vaccine misinformation spawns ‘pure blood’ movement

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Washington (AFP) – Vaccine skeptics blocking transfusions for life-saving surgeries, Facebook groups inciting violence against doctors and a global search for unvaccinated donors — Covid-19 misinformation has bred a so-called “pure blood” movement. The movement spins anti-vaccine narratives focused on unfounded claims that receiving blood from people inoculated against the coronavirus “contaminates” the body. Some have advocated for blood banks that draw from “pure” unvaccinated people, while medics in North America say they haveĀ fielded requests from people demanding transfusions from donors…

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