‘The blood of Jesus is my vaccine’: how a fringe group of Christians has hijacked faith, undermining the fight against Covid-19


“The blood of Jesus is my vaccine” read one of the signs at a recent protest against lockdown regulations in the Australian city of Sydney. While our tendency might be to roll our eyes at such ridiculous anti-science views, these sentiments have a long and complicated history in the Christian tradition.

On social media platforms, a small number of Christians are offering a pastiche of biblical symbols to link the idea of Jesus’s blood and protection. In one video, a man claims we know the…

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