Health workers face death threats as COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy takes hold in PNG | The World

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Papua New Guinea health workers who’ve been visiting rural areas during the pandemic have been faced with death threats.

Less than two per cent of the country’s population is inoculated, and health officials blame the slow uptake on vaccine hesitancy that’s being fueled by misinformation online.

Dr Alfred Mel from the National Cancer Centre in Lae Province says there’s a reluctance among people in PNG to accept a treatment they don’t understand.

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