French ‘anti-maskers’ most likely to be educated women in 50s, says study

Results show 94% of Covid sceptics would refuse vaccine and most describe themselves as free-thinkers

French people who reject mask-wearing are more likely to be older, educated women who support the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protest movement and the controversial virus specialist Didier Raoult, and would refuse to have a coronavirus vaccination if one were available, according to a new study.

They also describe themselves as free-thinkers who believe the government is meddling too much in their lives, have a distrust of public institutions and often support conspiracy theories, it found.

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