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    Transparency about risks and consistent messaging may reduce vaccine scepticism

Transparency about risks and consistent messaging may reduce vaccine scepticism

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Perceptions of government inaction or political interference with trials and regulatory approval may foster doubts about safety, write Barry Eichengreen, Cevat Giray Aksoy and Orkun Saka.

Monday, 9 November brought welcome news from Pfizer about the successful Phase 3 trial of what appears to be a 90 per cent effective COVID-19 vaccine. Stock markets reacted with elation, seeming to declare […]

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    What past epidemics tell us about public trust in science — and scientists

What past epidemics tell us about public trust in science — and scientists

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People aged 18 to 25, whose core beliefs are still being formed, are likely to suffer the strongest impact of Covid-19 on their faith in scientists, but not in science, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka.

Covid-19 will change everything. One effect, it has been argued, will be to reverse the secular trend of challenging the value […]

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