Publication: To understand mRNA vaccine hesitancy, stop calling the public anti-science

Peretti-Watel P, Verger P, Ward JK. To understand mRNA vaccine hesitancy, stop calling the public anti-science. Nat Med. 2024 Feb 27. doi: 10.1038/s41591-024-02816-y. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development of mRNA vaccines and provided proof of concept for this new approach to protect humans against infectious diseases, as well as other diseases such as cancer….

Conference: Médicament, risques et crises. Vers une histoire des problèmes sanitaires associés à l’usage du médicament, 1900-2023, 21-22 mars 2024

International conference: Médicament, risques et crises. Vers une histoire des problèmes sanitaires associés à l’usage du médicament, 1900-2023 Date: 21-22 mars 2024 Address : Paris – Amphithéâtre Buffon, Campus des Grands-Moulins

Publication : Opinions and vaccination during an epidemic

Thuilliez J, Touré N. Opinions and vaccination during an epidemic, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2024 Feb 23,102962, doi : 10.1016/j.jmateco.2024.102962. High levels of vaccine hesitancy remain poorly understood during an epidemic. Using high-frequency data in France at departmental level and exploiting the Covid-19 vaccination campaign calendar, we observe that vaccination among the elderly influences vaccination…

Book : Vaccine Hesitancy in the Nordic Countries – Trust and Distrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic – 1st Edition

Edited By Lars Borin, Mia-Marie Hammarlin, Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Fredrik Miegel Bringing together studies from across the Nordic region, this book examines the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on vaccine hesitancy. Shedding light on the political tensions that emerged as a result of the pandemic and the debates that ensued both within and between the…

Conference: Journées Jeunes MIR

The ANJMIR is organising its 1st national event to bring together residents in the speciality to discuss exciting topical subjects: ecology in intensive care, artificial intelligence, fake news, intensive care in history, patient comfort in intensive care, and much more! Put together a team with your best co-interns and come and defend your regional colours…

Announcement : Invitation to the meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

On 4th and 5th July 2024 the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin would like to invite you to a series of talks and discussions that address today’s challenges in dealing with online misinformation Click here for more information and registration  More than 4 billion people around the world are heading to the polls…

Publication : Social Stigma and COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal in France

Patrick Peretti-Watel, Lisa Fressard, Benoît Giry, Pierre Verger, Jeremy Keith Ward; Social Stigma and COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal in France. J Health Polit Policy Law 2024; 11186095. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-11186095 Context: In 2021, French health authorities strongly promoted the vaccination against Covid-19. We assumed that refusing this vaccine became a ‘stigma’, and we investigated potential ‘public stigma’ toward unvaccinated people among the French population….

Publication : What does the French public consider to be a conflict of interest for medical researchers?

Schultz É, Mancini J, Ward JK. What does the French public consider to be a conflict of interest for medical researchers? Soc Sci Med. 2023 Jun;327:115851. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115851. Conflicts of interests have been at the core of public debate over health and medicine for decades. Social scientists have analysed the diversity of definitions of this…

Publication : From intentions to practices: what drove people to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Findings from the French longitudinal socioepidemiological cohort survey

Spire A, Sireyjol A, Bajos N; EpiCoV study group; EpiCov study group. From intentions to practices: what drove people to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Findings from the French longitudinal socioepidemiological cohort survey. BMJ Open. 2023 Dec 22;13(12):e073465. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073465. Objective: In many countries, before COVID-19 vaccines became available, reluctance to get vaccinated was particularly prevalent among…

Publication : Il y a des alternatives. Une autre histoire des médicaments (XIXe-XXIe siècle)

Cassier M., Il y a des alternatives: Une autre histoire des médicaments (XIXe-XXIe siècle), Seuil, Paris, 384 p, 2023. À partir de 2020, des entreprises pharmaceutiques ont rendu opérationnelles, en un temps record, de nouvelles technologies vaccinales qui ont contribué à surmonter la crise du Covid-19. Toutefois, ces multinationales, qui avaient breveté leurs vaccins, les…