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Decline in Trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open html - 0B]

From the Webpage: "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency tasked with protecting public health and safety. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presented the CDC with a challenge that was initially met with technical problems in the development of testing kits (Patel, 2020), mixed messaging about the pandemic and mitigation strategies (Schnirring, 2020), and extended public commentary and interference by the Trump administration (Weiland, 2021). As vaccine dissemination campaigns ramp up, trust in the vaccines themselves and in public health procedures more broadly may pose a significant challenge to effectively combating the pandemic--particularly among groups that have had general medical mistrust stemming from historical experience, such as among people of color (Bogart, Takada, and Cunningham, 2020; Bogart et al., 2021). This report examines changes in levels of trust in the CDC between May and October 2020 in light of these concerns."

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2021
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RAND Corporation
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