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Distrust of government grows into distrust of science, expert says

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A belated campaign to promote vaccines will not work because of distrust among the population, Assoc. Prof. Hristo Hinkov, Director of the The National Center of Public Health and Analyses has told the BNR. According to him, distrust of the government has also transformed into distrust of science.

"There is a mixture of two approaches - epidemiological and administrative one. The first says that groups at risk and the vulnerable should be protected while the second says that if a measure is introduced, it should be for everyone. Mixing these two approaches leads to an incomplete solution," Hinkov says. According to him, closing schools would be a mistake.

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