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A ‘psychological vaccine’ has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies. If enough people could gained a sufficient level of psychological immunity to misinformation, fake news wouldn’t have a chance to spread as far and as wide as it does currently.
As the global vaccination effort prepares to get under way, there is an urgent need for a parallel inoculation process that deploys words to fight outbreaks of vaccine hesitancy and scepticism.
As the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine results are encouraging, governments can’t force people to be vaccinated, but they can penalise those who don’t.
A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public’s trust – and it’s risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is.4 min read
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
Research on conspiracy theories can help people become receptive to health. Work needs to happen now to counter related anti-vaccine narratives.
President Donald Trump and his supporters exhibit the methods of science deniers. Like anti-evolutionists and flat-earthers, they reject what they don’t want to believe and accept what they favor.
It’s hard living in the love of the common people. Part 40 of a series on game theory and politics, this on environmentalism and immunization.