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Vaccine Access, Vaccine Hesitancy: Challenges to Herd Immunity


Apr 20, 2021 12:46 PM

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Rhea Boyd
Pediatrician, Public Health Advocate, and Scholar @Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Dr. Rhea Boyd writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity, and health. In partnership with Kaiser Family Foundation and the Black Coalition Against COVID, she co-developed THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, a national campaign to provide Black communities credible information about the COVID vaccines.
Maya Goldenberg
Associate Professor of Philosophy @University of Guelph
Maya Goldenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and author of the recently published Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science (Science, Values, and the Public). Her research centers on the philosophy of science and medicine, with interest in the connection between science and values. Much of her work has investigated epistemological and ethical considerations and concerns regarding the evidence-based movement in biomedicine. More recently, she turned the epistemically question "how do we know what to believe?" to consideration of science and the publics, especially the public controversy over vaccines.
Mildred Solomon
President @The Hastings Center
Both a bioethicist and a social scientist, Dr. Solomon’s research has focused on palliative care, organ transplantation, medical professionalism, and the responsible conduct of research. She serves on policy commissions and advises international non-governmental organizations on a wide range of health and science policy topics.