Anti-vaxxers and Other Sceptics
Rohin Francis, Katherine Furman (University College, Cork), Heidi Larson

October 20, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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London School of Economics

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Will a future COVID vaccine be undermined by anti-vaxxers? What are the causes of declining vaccination rates? Why does this medical scepticism persist, and how might it be tackled? Or might there be times when scepticism is justified? And if so, how are we to determine when we should and when we should not trust the experts? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.


  • Rohin Francis, Cardiologist, UCL/The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre & Comedian
  • Katherine Furman, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool
  • Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM


  • Jonathan Birch, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy at LSE


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