Vaccine opponents advocate for “pure” unvaccinated blood banks

Several right-wing and anti-vaccine sites are promoting an international movement to open unvaccinated blood banks. Anti-vaccine conspiracists insist that blood from people who have received COVID-19 vaccinations is harmful to unvaccinated people, despite the complete absence of evidence to support their claim. The demand for “clean” or “pure” blood has had real-world consequences, such as the New Zealand parents who are delaying life-saving heart surgery for their baby until they can guarantee that the infant will not receive blood from vaccinated donors.

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