Scientists call for action to persuade people hesitant to take Covid-19 vaccine

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Scientists call for action to persuade people hesitant to take Covid-19 vaccine” – below is their description.

    While all these tight restrictions are more and more frustrating, at least there’s a vaccine around the corner to offer some hope. Yet there are concerns about the effectiveness of Oxford Astra Zeneca’s jab, the UK government has bought 100 million doses of it, and is asking the regulator to approve it. Some scientists are calling for more action to persuade those who are hesitant about taking a coronavirus vaccine.

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