Almost half of Black American adults say they’ll pass on a COVID-19 vaccine even if it were free and deemed safe, according to a new poll from 

Under pressure to ensure inclusion, COVID-19 vaccine trials are “face to face with health care’s deepest fault lines,” write Eric Boodman.   People of color often mistrust the medical system because of racism past and present—and they are less likely to have health…

Scientists buffeted by climate change denial and vaccine resistance, take heart: Americans' confidence in scientists is rising, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

Want to see how replicable a psychology study is? Ask bettors to place money on the odds. Psychology researchers tried to replicate 21 studies published in Nature and Science between 2010-2015 and were only 62% successful—a rate astonishingly close to the 63% pegged by a…

The public’s growing distrust in science, boosted by the spread of “fake news,” threatens to drown out the experts on vital public health tools like vaccines, write Heidi Larson and Peter Piot. Citing examples of pushback against science that helped fuel health crises…