Americans have unrealistic expectations for a COVID-19 vaccine

Two in five Americans say they don't want a COVID-19 vaccine, which is a problem. Finding out what Americans do want from a vaccine might help.

Matt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~9 min

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Coronavirus vaccines: health experts identify ways to build public trust

The United Nations recently asked a group of experts across the world to recommend ways to persuade people to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a summary of their suggestions.

Jack J. Barry, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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The next vaccine breakthrough: Health experts identify ways to help people trust a coronavirus vaccine

The United Nations recently asked a group of experts across the world to recommend ways to persuade people to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a summary of their suggestions.

Jack J. Barry, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So when will we know whether any of these will protect against COVID-19?

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~10 min

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A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public's trust – and it's risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is

As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.

Abram L. Wagner, Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

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Don't hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

Politicians are throwing billions of dollars at coronavirus vaccine trials, but the real cost of research is the one thing we're lacking – time.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

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A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problem

As most of the world early awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, a smaller group of people scoffs. They could spell real trouble in the effort to build widespread immunity.

Matt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

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