When the coronavirus struck, I naively assumed there would at least be one upside. For years, anti-vaxxers had confounded all public-health efforts to persuade them of the wisdom of vaccines. Well, I thought — not any more! Who in their right mind was going to refuse a Covid vaccine, should one emerge?
An awful lot of us, it turns out. In March 7 per cent of Britons expressed serious reservations. By August the figure had risen to 16 per cent, with a further 20 per cent saying they would be only “fairly likely” to have an inoculation. Seldom, therefore, has any new book been more timely than The Doctor Who Fooled the World […]