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Harvard Forum Covers Issues of Public Health and Trust in Vaccines

ByTim De ChantNOVA NextNOVA Next

Update: The event is now over. A video recording is available below.

Starting at 12:30 pm Eastern today, the Harvard School of Public Health will be hosting a panel that will “examine the drivers of public perceptions of vaccinations, the threats that vaccine-preventable illnesses pose, and the steps to be taken to restore trust in one of public health’s greatest weapons against infectious diseases.”

The panel will be moderated by Phil Hilts, the recently-retired director of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, and include Barry Bloom, the former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, Seth Mnookin, the associate director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing, Jane Kim, and associate professor of health decision science at Harvard School of Public Health, and Richard Malley, a senior associate physician at Children’s Hospital Boston.

The event will be webcast live below. To ask panelists questions, tweet them to @ForumHSPH with #vaccinestrust or email them to .

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