Far right nationalists, anti-vaxxers, libertarians and conspiracy theorists have come together over COVID, and capitalised on the anger and uncertainty simmering in some sections of the community.
Nicki Minaj’s international anti-vaccine fiasco reveals the life-and-death stakes at the heart of normalizing a culture of fandom tribalism.
Vaccine hesitancy has been a subject of intense study in the field of scientific communication. Anti-vaxxers’ recent radicalization needs to be looked at.
Are comparisons to war a good way to make a point in debates about education? A scholar of communication says it depends on the analogies and how they are used.
Protesters might make some noise, but not enough to stop vaccine passports becoming Australia’s preferred policy.
As the nation proceeds towards the targets of having 70% and 80% fully vaccinated, we are lagging not because of the public’s reluctance but because of the faults in the rollout.
New studies show men who have had COVID-19 could face serious reproductive health issues.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
Vaccine resistance movements have always been led by white, middle-class voices and promoted by structures of racial inequality.
Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren’t readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
From maternity wards to primary care, Canadian researchers are looking to find the positive motivations of vaccine hesitant people, whether they are new parents or other adults.
Polling has Labor on a primary vote of 59%, which hasn’t been seen in a state election since New South wales in 1978.
How will governments convince enough people to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity?
New guidelines take a broad definition of who can apply for a religious exemption to vaccinations. A lot will hinge on what constitutes ‘undue hardship’ to the employer.
Currently, we don’t have the legal infrastructure or public forums needed to address the spread of coronavirus misinformation in Australia. A new proposal could help change that.
A ‘psychological vaccine’ has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies.
Memes that promote harmful conspiracies and memes that mock them are sometimes hard to distinguish.
In the early years of the United States, several American presidents were in favour of public health inoculation and vaccination strategies.
Even though the idea has been rejected earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to rethink immunity passports. Here’s why.
Black people are skeptical about the new vaccines for many reasons. If public health leaders told the full story, maybe there’d be a higher chance that Black people would want to take the vaccine.