Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

Jolley, Daniel and Cookson, Darel (2020) Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds. The Conversation Trust.

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Abstract

It didn’t take long after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported for conspiracy theories to begin circulating that the virus was a secret ploy by pharmaceutical companies to sell a vaccine. Other false theories quickly emerged, including one suggesting Bill Gates is creating a tracking device to be implanted in a COVID-19 vaccine. This sentiment has spread quickly. Perhaps unsurprisingly, such theories have bred reluctance to use a future vaccine against COVID-19 and this is a problem that may affect us all.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coronavirus insights, COVID-19, Anti-vaxxers, Anti-vaccination, Coronavirus, Science communication
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 10:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44545

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