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Oregon State University researchers say surveys suggest large numbers of Americans won’t get a vaccination for COVID19. OSU hosted a forum yesterday featuring college professors with expertise in vaccines. Anthropology Professor Beth Marino says messages about protecting one’s family and patriotism resonates with a lot of people while protecting the elderly was very well received across the spectrum of people they surveyed. She says they’re now doing focus groups to determine what people’s concerns are about vaccines and then addressing the concerns. Marino says addressing concerns means establishing a back and forth dialogue between communities of distrust and public institutions.

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