In Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start—and Why They Don’t Go Away, Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D., imparts insights into the phenomena of vaccine hesitancy and vaccine resistance. A noted authority on vaccine confidence, Dr. Larson is Professor of Anthropology, Risk, and Decision Science and Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She holds a concurrent appointment as Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. Relevantly, the hardcover edition of Stuck was introduced in early 2020, while COVID-19 was attaining pandemic status, and the paperback version appeared during the first half of 2022, after COVID-19 vaccination had emerged. The 2022 edition includes the earlier content and updates the material to incorporate information about the public’s reaction to the COVID-19 vaccines. Notably, Dr. Larson writes, “…I did not expect to come back to the United States and Europe...
Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start—and Why They Won’t Go Away
(Accepted for publication January 13, 2023. Published online first on February 14, 2023.)
Kathryn Elizabeth McGoldrick; Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start—and Why They Won’t Go Away. Anesthesiology 2023; 138:576–578 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000004508
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