News coverage of expert scientific evidence about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but the effect is diminished when that message is juxtaposed with a narrative about real side effects.
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
Concerns over infecting others play a greater role in people’s willingness to be vaccinated in sparsely populated areas, according research from APPC and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Penn's APPC and CERL presented a conference to discuss strategies to address challenges associated with Arctic climate change.
Belief in COVID-19 conspiracy theories predicts resistance to future COVID-19 vaccination and preventive behaviors such as mask-wearing, a new study by APPC researchers has found.
More than partisanship, education or religion, belief in vaccine misinformation drives opposition to policies, a new APPC study finds.
Exposure to anti-vax tweets was followed by negative vaccination attitudes and behavior – but not among people who discussed vaccination with others.