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Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics (Forum for Philosophy)

20 October, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

 

Will a future COVID vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? What are the causes of declining vaccination rates? Why does this medical scepticism persist, and how might it be tackled? Or might there be times when scepticism is justified? And if so, how are we to determine when we should and when we should not trust the experts? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.

 

Speakers
Rohin Francis
Cardiologist, UCL/The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre & Comedian
Katherine Furman
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool
Heidi Larson
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM

Chair
Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE
 

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Details

Date:
20 October
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/autumn-events/anti-vaxxers/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/