Panel: How can government combat misinformation around the COVID-19 vaccine?
|Dates:||4 March 2021|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|How much:||Free - Registration Required|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dorothy Byrne (Chair), Dr Halima Begum, Professor Peter Knight|
Join Policy@Manchester at 2pm on 4 March for a panel event discussing some of the causes of vaccine hesitancy and mistrust in the new COVID-19 vaccines.
Conspiracy theories have been rife throughout the pandemic, from suggestions that the virus is caused by 5G technology through to ideas that vaccinations will implant chips into our arms. But what does this mean for vaccination rollout? How many people will refuse to have the vaccine based on conspiracy theories and misinformation? And how can the government combat this misinformation and encourage mass vaccination?
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A.
To register your interest please email email@example.com and we will send you joining instructions ahead of the event.
Price: Free - Registration Required
Dorothy Byrne (Chair)
Role: Editor at Large
Organisation: Channel Four Television
Dr Halima Begum
Role: Chief Executive
Organisation: The Runnymede Trust
Professor Peter Knight
Role: Professor of American Studies / Chair
Organisation: University of Manchester / Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories Network
Travel and Contact Information
Via Zoom - register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for joining instructions.