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Vaccine Hesitancy and Religion

Manasa Akkineni


It has been a challenging ride for all the individuals in the world since February 2020. We were hit by a virus that led to a global pandemic. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a type of corona virus. Coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory illness such as common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 is caused by coronavirus 2 (or SARS-CoV-2), a virus that is believed to have broken out in China.  World Health Organization (WHO) announced it as pandemic in March of 2020 several countries went into lockdown immediately to contain the viral infection that has been spreading. As of August 30th, 2021, there has been over 200 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and death toll caused due to this viral disease is heading closer to 5 million.

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