Lack of trust and social media echo chambers predict COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Will Jennings et al. of the University of Southampton has published the findings of a survey and focus group study of UK adults. The authors found that trust and mistrust are core predictors of vaccine hesitancy, with distrust in vaccines in general and mistrust in government raising vaccine hesitancy. Abstract Keywords: COVID-19; vaccination; trust; misinformationContinue reading “Lack of trust and social media echo chambers predict COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy”

Misinformation

This post shares the WHO advice on misinformation. As the world responds to the ┬áCOVID-19 pandemic, we face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to the virus. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful. Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identifyContinue reading “Misinformation”