Wired to Doubt: Why People Fear Vaccines and Climate Change and Mistrust Science

  title={Wired to Doubt: Why People Fear Vaccines and Climate Change and Mistrust Science},
  author={Geoffrey P. Dobson},
  journal={Frontiers in Medicine},
  • G. Dobson
  • Published 28 January 2022
  • Political Science
  • Frontiers in Medicine
We all want to be right in our thinking. Vaccine hesitancy and global warming denial share much in common: (1) both are threats to personal, community and global health, (2) action is contingent on co-operation and social policy, and (3) public support relies on trust in science. The irony is, however, as the science has become more convincing, public opinion has become more divided. A number of early polls showed that ~70% of people supported COVID-19 vaccine use and global warming, ~20… 
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