"Subtler voices claimed that authorities bent on spreading vaccination had tried to silence contrary opinions and ignored useful treatment drugs.
Some Canadians bought it. Many declined to be vaccinated. A good number sickened and died. According to the Council of Canadian Academies report: “If those who reported believing COVID-19 is a hoax were vaccinated when they became eligible, over 2.3 million additional people in Canada would have been vaccinated, resulting in roughly 198,000 fewer cases, 13,000 fewer hospitalizations, and 2,800 fewer deaths from COVID-19 between March 1 and November 30, 2021.”
Yes, misinformation kills. The pandemic experience proved it beyond doubt."