Anti-vaxxers deserve our understanding, not contempt


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

The writer says if there is a perceived ‘threat’ from anti-vaxxers, Malaysia’s vaccination data should suggest the opinion held by anti-vaxxers in this country is not getting traction and remains at the fringes of public mind. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 16, 2022.

ACCORDING to latest official figures, 99% of individuals above the age of 18 in the country have had their first jab and 97.8% of individuals have been fully vaccinated.

If those data are taken seriously, committed anti-vaxxers in this country are only around 1%, which constitutes a paltry 230,000 plus.


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Comments


  • Anti-vaccination people are a risk to themselves and their loved ones but as they are most likely to suffer most they will naturally die out. They are both stupid and selfish and as far as I am concerned dont deserve my understanding as they are willing to put my life at risk.

    Posted 4 months ago by Malaysia New hope

  • I am in total agreement with Malaysia New Hope. What is worse are those anti-vaxxers who buy fake certificates. The beauty of it is that the Government will only provide them with counselling! Not even the hint of a fine, let alone jail time. Then there are those anti-vaxxers who goes around spreading misinformation, spreading lies. So yeah, my contempt. What is there to understand other than these people are scum.

    Posted 4 months ago by Yoon Kok