Half day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • November 10, 20205:30pm - 7:30pm
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As of 15 September, there were 29,155,581 confirmed cases of the SARS COVID-19 virus around the world, including 926,544 deaths (according to the World Health Organization). As the pandemic enters its 9thmonth, scientists around the world continue work to understand how the virus operates and why it affects many people differently. Meanwhile biochemists race to develop an antidote to the virus, which will likely come in the form of a vaccine. 

Vaccine hesitancy – the fear of being inoculated with a vaccine – is not a new phenomenon, but one that has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly during the SARS COVID-19 pandemic. Some scholars link the rise in vaccine hesitancy – also known as the anti-vax movement – with a decrease in trust of government and declining rates of scientific literacy.  

This panel will explore how vaccines are made and the ethical questions that arise from rushing a vaccine and mandating inoculations. 

Learn more about the full Policy Crunch series.

Panel and Moderator: TBD


5:30PM - E-Networking and Engagement

6:00PM - Panel + Q&A

7:00PM - Small group discussions with panelists

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