The Science of a Rumor
A CDC Foundation Podcast
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This episode is hosted by Claire Stinson, Communications Officer at the CDC Foundation. Every episode you will hear from inspiring leaders and innovators who make the world healthier and safer for us all. Contagious Conversations is brought to you by the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit that builds partnerships to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention save and improve more lives.
Joining her is Dr. Heidi Larson, professor of anthropology, risk and decision science and the founding director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Larson is also the author of a recent book titled Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away.
In this episode, they discuss how the spread of misinformation on social media and through other channels can affect COVID-19 vaccine confidence and confidence in science, and how we can better understand misinformation around science and help stop the spread.