Political Polarization in the Pandemic Impacted Former Anti-Vacc Advocates According to Jennifer Reich

Published: Oct. 19, 2022

The anti-vaccine movement used to be a place where the left met the right, but increased polarization during the pandemic has made such a combination difficult to sustain, says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. “When we start to see such vastly different sources of information about what the risks of infection of Covid are, you start to see people making wildly different decisions in their life,” Reich said. “The vaccine and scientific expertise has become politicized.”

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