Dr. Maya Goldenberg

Dr. Maya Goldenberg, a professor in the Department of Philosophy who researches vaccine hesitancy, appeared on CBC’s The National to discuss whether stories of vaccine regret can help persuade those still hesitant to get the shot.

Goldenberg commented that for those who have been swayed by misinformation on the internet, hearing first-hand stories of those who become seriously ill with COVID-19 might reach them at an emotional level and drive home the consequences of remaining unvaccinated.

She specializes in the philosophy of science and medicine and examines why some people become wary of science. She is the author of Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science.