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Why are Australian church leaders opposing the Oxford coronavirus vaccine? – The Guardian

Church leaders are concerned the vaccine uses cell lines from an aborted foetus in the 1970s, but scientists say their priorities are ‘misplaced’

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Australian church leaders have raised objections to a potential Covid-19 vaccine under development at the University of Oxford over concerns it contains cell lines from an electively aborted human foetus.
The objections were sent in a letter to the prime minister, Scott Morrison, last week, cosigned by Catholic archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher, Anglican archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, and Greek Orthodox archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis.
However, scientists say the development…

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