The media are uniquely placed to impact what the public think and feel. During outbreaks what challenges are facing journalists? Editor, Martha Powell, asks how we can ensure we’re undertaking reporting responsibly?
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A peek behind the paper – Eloise Müller-Schulte and Barbara C. Gärtner on vaccinations during pregnancy – a call to sting into action
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘Vaccinations during pregnancy: a call to sting into action’, as we ask the authors about vaccines currently administered during pregnancy, vaccine confidence in pregnant women and the future of this field.
The social media platform Pintrest has announced that it will introduce a new experience for vaccine-related searches, ensuring that terms such as ‘measles’ and ‘vaccine safety’ will only bring up results from public health organizations.
In this interview we speak to Vincent Racaniello, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, about his work on polio, picornaviruses and publicizing science through blogs and podcasts.
The manipulation of public opinion against lifesaving medicine and scientific facts is becoming an increasingly dangerous problem, but what can the science community do to convince people of the truth?