Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics

Hosted by the Forum for Philosophy

Online public event


Dr Rohin Francis

Dr Rohin Francis

Dr Katherine Furman

Dr Katherine Furman

Professor Heidi Larson

Professor Heidi Larson


Dr Jonathan Birch

Dr Jonathan Birch

Will a future COVID-19 vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.

Rohin Francis (@MedCrisis) is a Cardiologist at University College London and a writer, comedian, and YouTube content creator.

Katherine Furman (@katfurman) is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool.

Heidi Larson (@ProfHeidiLarson) is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Jonathan Birch (@BirchLSE) is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy and an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department for Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.

The Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that hosts weekly events exploring science, politics, and the arts from a philosophical perspective.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, convening a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis, collaboratively producing a roadmap for the future.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics.

A video of this event is available to watch at Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics.

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