COVID-19 Vaccine Rumors and Conspiracy Theories: The Need for Cognitive Inoculation Against Misinformation to Improve Vaccine Adherence [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Introduction: "Rumors and conspiracy theories, can contribute to vaccine hesitancy. Monitoring online data related to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine candidates can track vaccine misinformation in real-time and assist in negating its impact. This study aimed to examine COVID-19 vaccine rumors and conspiracy theories circulating on online platforms, understand their context, and then review interventions to manage this misinformation and increase vaccine acceptance."
2021 Islam et al. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
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PLOS One (May 12, 2021), v.16 no.5