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Citation: Dutta S, Kumar A, Dutta M, Walsh C (2021) Tracking COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and logistical challenges: A machine learning approach. PLoS ONE 16(6): e0252332. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252332
Editor: J E. Trinidad Segovia, University of Almeria, SPAIN
Received: March 29, 2021; Accepted: May 14, 2021; Published: June 2, 2021
Copyright: © 2021 Dutta et al. This retracted article was originally published as an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. While the article contents were removed from PLOS ONE online at the time of retraction, the Creative Commons Attribution License continues to apply to any existing copies of the article.
Data Availability: The Data Availability statement was deleted at the time of the article's removal. See the accompanying retraction notice for more information.
Funding: The authors received no specific funding for this work.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.