Time to talk about trust


S Alba

Public trust in health research needs nurturing. How can epidemiologists help?

Do vaccines do more harm than good? A huge body of evidence from epidemiology would say “no”, that vaccines in fact do more good than harm. Yet, despite this evidence, many high-income countries are seeing a drop in vaccination coverage and a surge in preventable disease. How do we explain this behaviour? Why are some people refusing to get vaccinated, or refusing to vaccinate their children?

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