April 12, 2022
The Atlantic recently published insight featuring Nina Mazar, Professor of Marketing, about the perception of vaccines throughout the U.S.
The article provides background and explanation about Covid-19 vaccines and booster shots, as well as information on how the American public have come to view them over time. When the first vaccine came out, the initial reaction among a majority of Americans was extremely positive because they believed that 1-2 shots would protect them from virtually all aspects of the pandemic. However, once it was revealed that the initial shot was not enough to completely protect oneself, more people grew frustrated and skeptical.
Scientists who were responsible for promoting and encouraging the American public to buy in to the vaccine rollout have even admitted they did not communicate the intricate details of how vaccines can sometimes be a long process. Nina expressed that several Americans instead now believe that scientists had “made a mistake” when it came to the previous vaccines.
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