A History Of Hope And Skepticism With Vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccinations are under the microscope – inspiring hope and a possible end to the pandemic, but the rapid production and approval of multiple vaccines can raise concerns from the public.
On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Bernice Hausman for a history of vaccination in U.S. and how public health experts of today, and the past, effectively made a case for vaccination in the face of skepticism, denial and fear.
Hausman is the author of “Anti-Vax Reframing the Vaccination Controversy” and chair of the Department of Humanities at the Penn State University College of Medicine
Later in the show, anthropologist Emily Wentzell of the University of Iowa will talk about what she has learned from interviewing people who volunteered to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination study.
· Bernice Hausman, author, chair of the Department of Humanities, Penn State University College of Medicine
· Emily Wentzell, associate professor of Anthropology, director of the CLAS International Studies Program, University of Iowa