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Vaccine Skepticism Helped Put Them in Power. Can They Inoculate Italy? – The New York Times

The Five Star Movement’s long history of sowing doubt about vaccines may have made Italy’s mass inoculation program that much harder. The irony is not lost on Italians….

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Five Star, which has hemorrhaged support, has welcomed the vaccine and urged Italians to get it.
But some Italians seem less than convinced.
Claudia Alivernini, the first Italian nurse to receive the vaccine, said she was so inundated with hateful messages on Facebook that she deleted her account. Facebook, which was a preferred method for spreading anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, recently removed the page of the main anti-vaccine group in Rimini.
Rimini, a city on Italys east coast, is a hotbed…

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