Exploring Public Fears and Myths: Vaccine Hesitancy, Food Safety in Fukushima, and Bacteria

Friday, February 16, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Austin Convention Center - Room 17B

In this session, key policy players striking a balance between science and society explore the interplay between facts and fears on three topical issues: vaccine hesitancy, food safety in a nuclear disaster zone, and the impacts of bacteria on human health.

Yet framing these issues as 'science vs. society' is unhelpful.

Panelists in this session unravel the complex matrix of scientific and relational challenges to correcting misperceptions of science.

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