Anti-vaccination leaders seize on coronavirus to push resistance to inoculation

Anti-vaccination demonstrators protest during a rally to reopen California on May 1 in San Diego. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-vaccination demonstrators protest during a rally to reopen California on May 1 in San Diego. (Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)

As scientists around the world race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, the pandemic is also stoking a surge of activity among activists who argue that such a vaccine must be resisted.

Leaders of the anti-vaccination movement, who in recent years have seen their efforts frustrated as U.S. states have adopted stricter laws promoting the inoculation of children, are seizing on the anxiety and social unrest generated by the virus and the government attempts to contain it.

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