The Psychology Behind Vaccine Hesitancy – WESH Orlando

The Psychology Behind Vaccine Hesitancy

GOING TO SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? CHICAGO HAS NO CASES OF COVID TODAY. SOLEDAD: THOSE GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR ENCOUNTER A RGEAN OF PEOPLE AT THE DOOR, FROM ETH COVID DENIERS OR JUST THE UNCERTN.AI DR. LAURA MURRAY IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND A SENIOR SCIENTIST AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBCLI HEALTH. SHE’S AN EXPERT ON BEHAVIORA HEALTHSSS. I DR. LAURA MURRAY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME. GIVE ME A SENSE OF WHAT’S DRIVING THAT 40% OF PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST NOT VACCINATED AND DON’T SEEM TO WANT TO BE VACCINATED DR. MURRAY: SO, WE’RE HEARING NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION, WORRIES ABOUT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, DISTRUSTN IGOVERNMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT VACCINES ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIV POLITICS HAVE PLAYED A ROLE. THE BELIEF THAT THE RISK OF COVID MAY BE EXAGGEREDAT IS SOMETHING WE’RE HEARING. SOLEDAD: THIS IDEA, LIKEI, DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE VACCINE. WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? IS THAT MISINFORMATION? DR. MURRAY: IN GENERAL, TSEHO THAT ARE HESITANT HAVE A PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLE THAT HAS A LOWER LEVEL OF TRUSTN I SCIENTISTS, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND STATE LIKELY, NOT SURPRISING. THEY TEND TO HAVE LOWER LELSVE SOFOMETHING WE CALL COGNITIVE REFLECTION OR JUST LOWER LEVELS OF
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