How coronavirus vaccine hesitancy stands between Asia and herd immunity
- Reluctance to vaccinate bred by misinformation could be the decider in reaching sufficient levels of vaccination to overcome this disease
- While fear and misinformation must be addressed, lack of vaccine supply also poses a formidable barrier for less-developed countries
Dr Susan Pineda Mercado is a medical doctor and public health expert with 25 years of experience at international and local levels. She worked with the World Health Organization for 15 years and later with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as Strategic Adviser - COVID19, Asia-Pacific region.