FP Virtual Dialogue: How to Stop Vaccine Misinformation

May 25, 2021

Mitigating harmful content in the fight for global health

As world leaders race to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19, they face a formidable obstacle: misinformation. False claims about vaccines are proliferating around the world, exploiting gaps in education, fears over ethnic and racial divides, and a lack of trust in government.

FP and Northwestern University’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs hosted a critical discussion to understand, and overcome, the misinformation clouding the world’s COVID-19 response. We explored the attitudes and histories underlying vaccine reluctance and highlighted the steps that officials in government, public health, and media must take to combat the deadly spread of “fake news”—and ensure an end to this devastating pandemic.

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Speakers
Ravi Agrawal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, FOREIGN POLICY
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
ravi agrawal
Carolina Batista
Member, International Board of Doctors Without Borders and Head of Global Health Affairs, Baraka Impact Finance
Carolina Batista, MD, is a member of the International Board of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and the Head of Global Health Affairs at Baraka Impact Finance...
Carolina Batista
Pablo Boczkowski
Professor, Northwestern University
Pablo J. Boczkowski is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He is Founder and Director of the Center for L...
Pablo Boczkowski
Melissa Fleming
Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations
Melissa Fleming is the newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, taking up her functions as of 1 September 2019. From 2009 until August 2019, Ms....
Melissa Fleming
Annelise Riles
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S ROBERTA BUFFETT INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL AFFAIRS
Annelise Riles is Northwestern University’s Associate Provost for Global Affairs, the Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and a professor o...
Annelise Riles
Dr. Angus Thomson
Senior Social Scientist, Demand for Immunization, Health Section, UNICEF
Angus Thomson is Senior Social Scientist: Demand for Immunization, Health Section, UNICEF, NY. He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Communication Studies & G...
Dr. Angus Thomson

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