A protest against vaccines in London on October 24th
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Heidi Larson is the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the author of Stuck, a book about the origins of vaccine rumors. New Scientist spoke to her about people’s reluctance to get the first Covid-19 vaccines.
How willing are people to take a Covid-19 vaccine?
We have conducted numerous surveys around the world of readiness if a vaccine is approved as safe and effective. In the UK, US and other countries in May, only 5 percent said they definitely don’t …