The COVID-19 vaccine is available! But why is the supply of doses catching up with demand of those who want it? Who is turning it down, and what led to many people pausing before getting it?
Recently we hosted Dr. Maya J. Goldenberg in partnership with the Mercantile Library to talk about her new book Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science and answer questions about the public’s perception of science. Dr. Goldenberg advocates for changing how we approach questions and doubts about vaccination by viewing them as a “crisis of trust” rather than a “war on science,” and stresses the need to rebuild the science-public relationship. She argues that “re-centering” scientists in this relationship can begin to restore public trust.
Leading up to this event, Dr. Goldenberg also discussed public mistrust in medicine as a part of WKRC’s coverage of hesitancy surrounding the current distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, and WVXU spoke with her about her book and reframing vaccine hesitancy.