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CartaCapital | Why anti-vaccine discourse is gaining ground among evangelicals
Escrito em 26 de setembro de 2023

Recently, the Observatório Evangélico (Evangelical Observatory) had access to research by the organization Democracia em Xeque that shows a relationship between religious discourse – especially evangelical discourse – and anti-vaccine discourse in Brazil.

More than a similarity of arguments, the data shows a true intersection between the anti-vaccine movement and certain religious movements. This is a worrying fact, as massive resistance to vaccination brings enormous risks. It can, for example, make diseases spread more easily, increasing the chance of more dangerous virus mutations and even 'resurrecting' epidemics that have already been eradicated.

But what makes so many religious people embrace the anti-vaccine discourse?

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