ATHENS – Greece’s rabid anti-vaxxers may be spreading the Coronavirus like wildfire but they aren’t much of a threat otherwise to the country’s security, Greece’s intelligence agency has reportedly found.
The investigation into the fring conspiracy groups was part of an overall report also looking to determine the sociopolitical profile of the groups opposed to COVID-19 vaccines, said Kathimerini.
Many anti-vaxxers don’t think the vaccines that have saved lives are safe or effective, or that they are part of a shadowy international conspiracy aimed at altering their DNA with hidden chips in their bodies or to control their minds.
The newspaper said it had seen the report which tracked the origins of the groups to July, 2021, as the New Democracy government was seeking to persuade people to be vaccinated in an attempt to slow the pandemic.
The report found the groups are comprised, however, of conspiracy theorists, far-right groups, deniers, political opportunists and indicates there’s no apparent mass movement or attempt to organize themselves.
But it also warned that as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis backed away from a pledge to consider mandatory shots for all of society that they could be radicalized if more restrictions are added against them.
That, said the report, could bring even more violence that has been sporadic at times in demonstrations against health measures locking them out of most public gathering sports, not including supermarkets or pharmacies.
That targets, it was said, could be journalists, vaccination centers and vaccinated-only bars and restaurants as well.