• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California

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Vaccinating Against Mistrust and Misinformation During an Infodemic

Thursday, June 06, 2024
Breakout Session
Infectious Disease and Vaccines
Research has shown that proliferation of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of trust in physicians or scientists, conspiracy-mindedness, and the nature of news sources were associated with not only avoiding vaccinations, but potentially receiving non-evidence-based treatment. Further, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented communities likely deepened mistrust of our country’s medical infrastructure for many in those populations. In a digital age where information and opinions are everywhere and unavoidable, this panel discusses actionable strategies to improve trust, ensure accurate information reaches the public, achieving health equity in public health information and the impacts of minority perceptions of these entities, and how to close the gap between health guidance and the population’s behavior.
Moderator
Silvia Taylor, MBA
Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs & Advocacy Officer
Novavax, Inc.
Speakers
Reed Tuckson, MD, FACP
Managing Director / Co-Founder
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC / Black Coaliition Against COVID-19
Pedro Martinez, MPH
Director, Health
UnidosUS
Sue Peschin
President and CEO
Alliance for Aging Research
Joe Smyser, PhD, MSPH
CEO
The Public Good Projects (PGP)
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