Professor Discusses Vaccine Hesitancy with National Geographic

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Prof. Maya Goldenberg

Prof. Maya Goldenberg

Dr. Maya Goldenberg, a professor in the Department of Philosophy who researches vaccine hesitancy, spoke to National Geographic about the ethical quandary of teens whose parents won’t let them get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Goldenberg, who specializes in the philosophy of science and medicine, said given that teens are at low risk of serious disease from COVID-19, some parents may not think the vaccine’s potential benefits are worth its risks.

Goldenberg’s book, Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science, was released earlier this spring.