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Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics

Tuesday, 20 October @ 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Free, online, and all welcome. Registration required.

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? Rohin Francis, Katherine Furman, and Heidi Larson 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

Organized in conjunction with the Forum for Philosophy

Details

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

Venue

Online Event

Details

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

Venue

Online Event