Public perceptions of health and medical advice remains a constant issue within attempts to both encourage sensible precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, as well as ensuring sufficient uptake of vaccinations. Yet, we have seen examples of disinformation at the very highest levels of government, whether over the seriousness of the pandemic, or how to ensure optimal distribution of vaccinations. This session will discuss these issues with respect to the global situation, as well as drawing upon examples from a few key states, including the UK.

Speakers

Brett Craig, Consultant, COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Demand, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Mahama Tawat, Research Fellow, Montpellier Advanced knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAKIT), Montpellier University and Research Associate, MIM, Malmö University

Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London