Clips by anti-vaxxer ‘rabbi to the celebrities’ said fueling vaccine distrust
The claims of an anti-vaccination popular rabbi are said to be fueling fears of the coronavirus shot in Israel, Channel 12 reports.
Rabbi Yuval Hacohen Asherov, who advises numerous Israeli celebrities, has released videos falsely claiming the vaccines cause infertility and damage to the immune system. His claims have been debunked by health experts.
Many of his clips have been viewed 100,000-200,000 times.
He has no medical background.
Asherov has been fingered in media reports and by the Health Ministry for sowing distrust, amid a slowdown in demand for vaccines in Israel.