Over a year after COVID-19 hit the United States, the country is in the midst of a mass vaccination campaign
Over a year after COVID-19 hit the United States, the country is in the midst of a mass vaccination campaign to reach community immunity, administering more than three million vaccines each day. However, reaching the 70-85% vaccinated threshold for herd immunity will require addressing a significant barrier: vaccine confidence. Recent polling from the Center for Disease Control and the Census Bureau has found that one in five Americans would “definitely not” or “probably not” get vaccinated. Research has identified many complicated and overlapping factors, including misinformation on digital platforms, a polarized American discourse, and the access barriers and distrust experienced by historically marginalized communities.
The 2021 Huang symposium: The Struggle Between Fact and Fiction explores vaccine confidence, bringing together experts from the fields of public policy, decision science, technology, and medicine to discuss the roots, challenges, and promising paths forward.
Dr. Dietram Scheufele: Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication; Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Dr. Phil Napoli: James R. Shepley Distinguished Professor of Public Policy; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
- Dr. Scott Huettel: Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
- Dr. Poonam Sharma: Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke School of Medicine; Advisory Board, Duke Program on Medical Misinformation, Duke University
- Dr. Jamie Wood: Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education, Duke School of Medicine; Co-Director, Duke Program on Medical Misinformation, Duke University
- Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc.: Health Equity Policy Fellow at the Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University
(Friday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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