Mistrust and belief in own remedies lead to vaccination failure among Mexico’s Chiapas Indians

Indigenous people see almost daily how, in the world of "white people" in advertising, public relations, and "information campaigns," half-truths and untruths are told. And now, all of a sudden, everything is supposed to be true, and they are to believe that Covid vaccines are good?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With only 21% of adults vaccinated, Chiapas is by far the Mexican state with the lowest vaccination coverage rate due to indigenous distrust of vaccination.

At the beginning of the pandemic, about 150 localities belonging to 25 municipalities in Chiapas completely denied the existence of the coronavirus, claiming that it was a disease created by governments to manipulate.

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In this sense, the issue of vaccination is no different, and more than a year after the . . .

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