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Peter Hotez is a vaccine scientist and author at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. His latest book is Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-Science. Twitter: @PeterHotez
Nearly one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered in less than six months, but anti-vaccine disinformation and targeted attacks on scientists are undermining progress. These threats must be confronted directly, and the authority and expertise of the health community alone aren’t enough to do this.