Sen. Mitt Romney calls for campaign to counter ‘anti-vaxxers’ as researchers race for COVID-19 shots

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney called for an aggressive campaign Wednesday to counter growing sentiment that vaccines, including one being developed for COVID-19, are harmful.

Describing them as “anti-vaxxers,” Romney said he’s been approached in Utah by people with “whole books” describing why vaccines are bad and made from adulterated sources.

“It’s not like just a social media phenomenon. There are literally books out there that are written to describe why vaccines are bad,” the Utah Republican said at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.

Romney said he wondered if it makes sense for the government to undertake a comprehensive effort to dispel the growing sense that vaccines are bad. [..]


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