What’s behind vaccine skepticism in Germany?
04 April 2022 | 12:24 pm
The majority of Germans couldn't wait to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But a significant minority still refuses to get the jab. Vaccination skepticism isn't a new phenomenon. Who are the people who refuse vaccination and what are their motives?
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