New research provides insight into COVID-19 vaccine reluctancy among social media users

New research has found that the most reliable indicators of willingness to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are rejection of conspiracy suspicions about COVID-19 and a positive attitude towards vaccines in general. The study by King’s College London and the University of Bristol is published in the leading peer-reviewed journal Psychological…

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‘Diverse and Pioneering’ research

When UC Santa Barbara neurology professor Kenneth S. Kosik was a newly minted graduate in 1972, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Case Western University, becoming one of the foremost authorities in the field of Alzheimer’s research was probably nowhere on his radar. But that would soon change. “Even as an undergrad,…

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Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms

Reports about the mysterious Covid-related inflammatory syndrome that afflicts some children and teenagers have mostly focused on physical symptoms: rash, abdominal pain, red eyes and, most seriously, heart problems like low blood pressure, shock and difficulty pumping. Now, a new report shows that a significant number of young people with the syndrome also develop neurological…

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