This week’s review focuses on the strategies, channels, and messengers to use for effective COVID-19 prevention messages. This study found that the channel from which people get their information about COVID-19 and vaccinations likely influences their level of vaccine hesitancy. Read More
With the growing amount of misinformation on social media related to COVID-19 (see, for example, this study of COVID-19 vaccine information on Parler), many platforms have begun censoring content. However, this approach may actually backfire, according to a recent commentary. Read More
This week’s review focuses on understanding vaccine hesitancy, particularly addressing who is likely to be hesitant, where they get information, and what can be done to overcome hesitancy. Although vaccine hesitancy is seen in all groups of people, this national Read More
Combatting Misinformation COVID-19 has triggered two parallel pandemics – a biological one with the spread of the virus and a social one with the spread of misinformation and disinformation. In a national survey of 840 respondents, users of conservative media, Read More
Intellectual Humility Understanding the psychology of vaccination attitudes is arguably more important now than ever. The authors of this article examine intellectual humility’s relationship with COVID-19 anti-vaccination and hesitant attitudes and intention to vaccinate using hierarchical regression and bivariate correlations.  Read More
As numerous studies have shown that just more than half of Americans report intending to get the COVID-19 vaccine, this week’s review focuses on vaccine hesitancy and how effective communication strategies can increase vaccine uptake. Reasons for Anti-Vaccination Perspectives There Read More
Vaccination of Health Care Workers & Vaccine Mandates A new Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey found more than 4 in 10 health care workers nationwide remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus. 1 in 8 health care workers Read More
This week’s articles explore hesitancies towards vaccines and other COVID-19 preventive behaviors and communicative strategies for encouraging uptake of these actions. Before herd immunity is reached by enough people getting vaccinated, it is important for individuals to practice recommended preventive Read More
Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7. In this CDC publication, the authors discuss the new highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7. The report states that B.1.1.7. has the potential to increase the U.S. pandemic trajectory in the coming months. In December 2020, Read More
Reducing Vaccine Refusal Among High-Risk Groups In this article, authors discuss the continued battle against COVID-19 as the recent vaccines have been rolling out across our country. COVID-19 has become a health disparity among Americans, with minorities exhibiting the highest Read More

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