Trust in Science: Vaccines

January 29, 2019, Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Join us for “Trust in Science: Vaccines”, the first event in a series inspired by Perceptions of Science in America, a report from the Public Face of Science Initiative at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Two more events later in the year will examine trust in science through debates about evolution and climate change.

This event will explore vaccine skepticism in contemporary America, historically, and in the clinic. What are the historical roots of resistance to vaccination? What data exists about contemporary attitudes? How do these attitudes relate to changing social, economic and political contexts? How do these issues play out in the relationship between doctor and patient?

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Posted: January 18, 2019