Vaccination by misinformation expert, Professor Heidi Larson, fears people will refuse a coronavirus jab for security reasons. She suggested that public figures including the Queen could be used to help build confidence in a vaccine.
The expert, who heads the Vaccine Confidence Project, said: “If there is one thing I have seen and I have been here [in the UK] for over ten years now it is the trust she is gaining.
“And she’s definitely in the older cohort, so I think that’s really, really smart.
“The big question here is – will she get a vaccine?
“It can be difficult.
“I think the palace will have to decide for itself ̵
“Or do you want to keep her isolated?”
Prof Larson also told The Times: “They will have to weigh these risks.
“So I do not want to place her in one place – but she is an important voice.”
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She kept two TV addresses to the nation at the height of the crisis.
The monarch also ended her first ever video call as part of her royal duties.
On Thursday, the queen stepped out for her first public engagement outside a royal residence since March.
The 94-year-old was joined by his grandson Prince William at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Porton Down near Salisbury.
They met researchers who provide vital support in Britain’s response to the outbreak.
In a comment on the current situation with coronavirus, the queen said: “It doubles itself again.”
Said it was increasing and the procedure was being evaluated, she added: “Well I guess it was expected?”
But the queen sparked criticism from some after choosing not to wear a face mask.
However, all 48 people who were to come into close contact with the monarch and the Duke of Cambridge were tested for coronavirus by Dstl in advance.
And social distance was performed during the visit.