The Turnstone: talking about vaccines #8

More to help counter misinformation

Welcome to The Turnstone: talking about vaccines. Here, I share resources to help you have kind and non-judgemental conversations with people who are uncertain about, or opposed to, vaccination. If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign up using this button and have all my resources and articles emailed to you.

This week, I provide more information to help with countering misinformation, as well as an update on progress in the USA on approving a vaccine for children under 12.

Progress on a vaccine for children (8 minute read)

This article outlines the approval process for the USA, and what has happened so far with the Pfizer vaccine for children. It answers a few common questions that people may have.

Pediatric Vaccines: FAQ from parents - by Katelyn Jetelina - Your Local Epidemiologist

The role of conspiracy theorists and the far right in anti-vaccine sentiment (5 minute read)

This article gives important context on some of the groups that have become involved with the anti-vaccination movement.

'It's almost like grooming': how anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and the far-right came together over COVID - The Conversation

The role of the vaccinated in transmission of Covid-19 (6 minute read)

This article clarifies the confusion over the likelihood of someone becoming infected, how infectious someone is and how long they remain infectious for.

The Vaccinated Aren't ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread COVID - The Atlantic

Article about the work of Australian psychologist Steven Taylor (6 minute read)

Steven Taylor wrote the book on "The Psychology of Pandemics". This article gives more context to the reasoning behind opposition to Covid-19 vaccination

‘No one wanted to read’ his book on pandemic psychology – then Covid hit | The Guardian

Interview with Steven Taylor (25 minute video)

Interview looking at how the psychology seen today during Covid-19 matches what was seen during the 1918 influenza pandemic, including the role of conspiracy theories and vaccine hesitancy.

TELUS Talks | The psychology of a pandemic: Dr. Steven Taylor

Interview with Helen Petousis-Harris  (35 minutes podcast)

Helen Petousis-Harris, a vaccinologist, talks through some of the common vaccine myths with Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) and Auckland Councillor Efeso Collins

Science Digest | iHeartRadio 

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