Meet the Vaccine Rumor Hunter

Heidi Larson, an anthropologist and the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project in London, is one of the fiercest opponents to misinformation about potential vaccines for Covid-19. A profile of Larson in the New York Times describes her as “obsessed with the origin and evolution of rumors, which she calls ‘collective problem solving,’ and has come to see most anti-vaxxers — a term she considers too oppositional — not as uneducated, science-denying individualists but as people with genuine questions and doubts in search of guidance.” Read about her efforts below.




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