Anti-vaxxers, a significant part of the U.S. population, are positioned to undermine the rollout of any coronavirus vaccine.


The Boston Globe takes a look at how dangerous this crowd could be.

“They are downplaying the pandemic, they are encouraging people not to wear masks, they are leading reopening protests, and then they also see this as an opportunity to erode confidence in vaccinations overall,” said Renée DiResta, the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory and one of the lead experts in the study of online narrative manipulation and the so-called antivaxxer movement.