In JAMA, 3 Penn scholars advocate for renaming of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and improving public understanding of the vaccine surveillance system.
FactCheck.org has rounded up a dozen of the year's false and misleading claims, including remarks by President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
In a new three-part series, FactCheck.org examines Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s false and misleading claims about vaccines, autism, Covid-19 and other health topics.
New survey-based research finds that adults who embraced a conspiratorial mindset in 2021 were more resistant to vaccinating a child against Covid-19 the following year.
On average, corrections of misinformation in science did not succeed, but a new meta-analysis identifies political and psychological factors that make corrections more successful.
A new study co-authored by Dolores Albarracín finds that redirecting an individual’s attention away from misinformation and toward other beliefs can be as effective as debunking it.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand a new model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health.
FactCheck.org has released its list of the Whoppers of '22, its annual review of the year's worst political and viral deceptions. Political appeals to fear were as popular as ever -- and Covid-19 misinformation continued to be a huge problem online.
A new panel study from APPC researchers shows that people who evinced a conspiracy mentality in 2019, prior to the pandemic, were subsequently more likely to believe Covid-19 conspiracy theories.