General vaccine trends in India 10

Nanditha KalidossinWeekly Update
Mar 28, 2021
  • Vaccine Tracker: India began the second phase of vaccination against the novel coronavirus on 1 March. According to the health ministry, 4.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries in the country.

1. Common Misinformation:

  • With the surge in COVID-19 cases, alongside the feared the second wave is the looming possibility of another lockdown
  • Debunked claims of COVID-19 cures resurface in vernacular (Bengali) language 
  • Facebook post on Ayurveda (camphor, celery, and carom seeds among others) as a cure to the coronavirus is going viral  
  • A Gujarat BJP MLA said workers of his party do not get infected with novel coronavirus since they work hard

2. Over performing/common trends in the last week:

  • CrowdTangle Insights from the previous week- the post on the death of a 38-year-old person in Mirzapur, UP after taking the vaccine has overperformed by 93.81 times
  • The post on Does the AstraZeneca vaccine cause blood clots? At least 16 countries have suspended the shot so far has overperformed by 78.66 times
  • The post on West Indies Cricketer Chris Gayle thanks PM Narendra Modi, the People and Government of India for the gift of Made in India Vaccine has overperformed by 65.59 times
  • The post on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for #coronavirus, two days after he got his vaccination has overperformed by 49.90 times

3. On-ground surveys on COVID-19

  • A rapid survey conducted by Campaign against Child Labour has found that there has been an increase in engagement of child labor following the COVID-19 pandemic in Tamil Nadu
  • Negligence, not politics, drives most misinformation sharing, according to Wired
  • According to a Washington Post report, Just 111 People On Facebook Spreading Half Of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation 
  • Making Covid vaccination a grand success: Door-to-door campaign & helpdesks, part of BJP’s nationwide campaign 
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