From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

Cognitive Processing
Published: 24 April 2020
The effects of source expertise and trustworthiness on recollection: the case of vaccine misinformation
S Pluviano, S Della Sala, C Watt
Designing effective communication strategies for correcting vaccines misinformation requires an understanding of how the target group might react to information from different sources. The present study examined whether erroneous inferences about vaccination could be effectively corrected by a perceived credible (i.e. expert or trustworthy) source. Two experiments are reported using a standard continued influence paradigm, each featuring two correction conditions on vaccine misinformation. Participants were presented with a story containing a piece of information that was later retracted by a perceived credible or not so credible source. Experiment 1 showed that providing a correction reduced participants’ use of the original erroneous information, yet the overall reliance on misinformation did not significantly differ between the low- and high-expertise correction groups. Experiment 2 revealed that a correction from a high-trustworthy source decreased participants’ reliance on misinformation when making inferences; nonetheless, it did not positively affect the reported intent to vaccinate one’s child. Overall, source trustworthiness was more relevant than source expertise.


Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Available online 27 April 2020
Parents’ perspectives about vaccine hesitancies and vaccine rejection, in the west of Turkey
NA Gunes
:: Vaccination services are carried out in primary health care institutions.
:: Vaccine rejection is a significant public health problem.
:: Regional assessments in countries on vaccine rejection are crucial.


European Journal of Epidemiology
2020 Apr 22 : 1–6.
Vaccine confidence in the time of COVID-19
EA Harrison, JW Wu -, 2020
In the early months of the COVID-19 epidemic, some have wondered if the force of this global experience will solve the problem of vaccine refusal that has vexed and preoccupied the global public health community for the last several decades. Drawing on historical and epidemiological analyses, we critique contemporary approaches to reducing vaccine hesitancy and articulate our notion of vaccine confidence as an expanded way of conceptualizing the problem and how to respond to it. Intervening on the rush of vaccine optimism we see pervading present discourse around the COVID-19 epidemic, we call for a re-imagination of the culture of public health and the meaning of vaccine safety regulations. Public confidence in vaccination programs depends on the work they do for the community—social, political, and moral as well as biological. The concept of public health and its programs must be broader than the delivery of the vaccine technology itself. The narrative work and policy actions entailed in actualizing such changes will, we expect, be essential in achieving a true vaccine confidence, however the public reacts to the specific vaccine that may be developed for COVID-19