Social Sciences Week: Politics of bad behaviour – anti-vaxxers and the anti-science backlash – School of Social and Political Sciences Social Sciences Week: Politics of bad behaviour – anti-vaxxers and the anti-science backlash – School of Social and Political Sciences

Social Sciences Week: Politics of bad behaviour – anti-vaxxers and the anti-science backlash

How the calls to combat the pandemic turned into a show of political attitude.

The use of masks and vaccines to control and prevent the spread of the coronavirus have been a political flash point over the past year. Studies have shown that attitudes towards mask use, vaccination and other public health measures have become a symbol of struggle between individual autonomy and social responsibility. How did it come to this and is there a way to go about it?

This panel discussion will bring together leading social scientists and public health experts to discuss how the calls to combat the pandemic turned into a show of political attitude.

Speakers

A/Professor David Smith (Department of Government and International Relations and United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney)

Dr Katie Atwell (University of Western Australia)

A/Professor Lesley Russell (Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney)

Moderator

Dr Gorana Grgic (Department of Government and International Relations and United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney)

Date

Sep 06 2021
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Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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