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October 27th, 2020

Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Forum for Philosophy

October 27th, 2020

Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Rohin Francis/ Katherine Furman/ Heidi Larson

 


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Will a future COVID vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? What are the causes of declining vaccination rates? Why does this medical scepticism persist, and how might it be tackled? Or might there be times when scepticism is justified? And if so, how are we to determine when we should and when we should not trust the experts? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.

 

Speakers
Rohin Francis
Cardiologist, UCL/The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre & Comedian
Katherine Furman
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool
Heidi Larson
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM

 

Chair
Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy at LSE

 

Co-sponsored by theĀ British Society for the Philosophy of Science

 

Recorded on 20 October 2020

 

 


 

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