May 27 : Concerned over the myths and rumours that are spreading on social media regarding COVID-19 vaccines, Alia Bhatt’s production house Eternal Sunshine Productions collaborated with podcast network Audiomatic to bring authentic information about the importance of the vaccines.
With the aim to make people understand the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, Alia has supported the attempt to disseminate authentic information and has announced a five-part series titled The Intersection: Vaccinate India. The series that starts today, will see renowned doctors and global health activists sharing data and facts about COVID-19 vaccines.
“Shared knowledge is our greatest ally in this fight against Covid-19. Together, @audiomaticIN and @EternalSunProd are bringing to you a 5 part series that can help us understand the Covid-19 vaccines a little better,” Alia tweeted along with the video.
“In the fight against COVID-19, science is our greatest ally. Science gave us vaccines and vaccines give us hope. Thanks to vaccines, we now have a way of ending this pandemic and rebuilding our lives. But even though the vaccine is here and waiting, some of us are still hesitant. A great deal of this hesitancy is linked to misinformation, myths and rumours that are exchanged on social media and other messaging platforms," the actor-producer said in the video that she shared on her Twitter account.
The series aims to disseminate right information about the vaccines through "reliable sources and make the most informed choice about getting vaccinated", she said in the video. "I hope this series will help address some of your concerns around the vaccines," Alia added.
The first episode of the series will be available in a podcast and video format today.
Alia is also supporting the NGO ActionAid India to provide groceries and hygiene materials to underprivileged communities who are hit by the pandemic. The actress took to her social media accounts and urged people to donate towards the cause. Sharing a video on Instagram, the actress wrote, “The pandemic has had a devastating impact on employment and incomes with many struggling to even get two square meals a day. ActionAid India is working across multiple states, helping some of the poorest communities survive by providing them with essential groceries and hygiene materials. Every bit of your love and support will go towards fighting the growing hunger crisis."
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