Sander van der Linden on how psychological inoculation protects against false news
Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Psychology in Society and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Professor van der Linden, we have seen many attempts to debunk climate and health disinformation. How well do fact checks fare? Sander van der Linden: ...
Supporting Europeans in coping with the psychological consequences of the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has been having a large impact on Europeans’ mental health. On 25 January 2022, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) held a workshop about this important topic, ways to help people cope and policy options. Featuring in this video are European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili, Scientific ...
ESMH Media Review – January 19, 2022
Coronavirus, cities & 2022 innovations: check out the ESMH selection of 31 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.
European responses to the corona crisis – Part 16
During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 9 December 2022
COVAX and the challenges of worldwide vaccine access
Vaccines are showing us a way out of the coronavirus pandemic, but vaccine access is still shockingly inequitable. Over a billion doses have been administered since December 2020, but the vast majority have gone to citizens of high-income countries. The COVAX initiative, a unique collaboration led by the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to combat this injustice.
A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Aurélia Nguyen about the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi)
We spoke to Aurélia Nguyen, Managing Director of the COVAX Facility at Gavi. Gavi was founded in response to a market failure: by the late 90s, many powerful vaccines were becoming available, but they were too expensive for low-income countries, and millions of children were unable to benefit from them. In 1997, the Bill and ...
A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Frederik Kristensen about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Dr Frederik Kristensen on COVAX: ‘The biggest mass immunisation effort in history’. He has been with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in Norway since late 2016, initially as Senior Medical Officer, and since January 2018 as Deputy CEO. He started his career as a general practitioner, and before joining CEPI he worked as ...
EU project : HERoS
HERoS is a Horizon 2020 project funded under the ‘SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020 – Advancing knowledge for the clinical and public health response to the 2019-nCoV epidemic’ call. As a social sciences research project, HERoS addresses the need to understand the social dynamics of the outbreak and the related public health response. The work will be conducted between ...