Ben Plumley, Managing Director of our sister organisation the Global Listening Project, checks in with Professors’ Heidi Larson and Leesa Lin as they share the first top-line results from the Project’s 70-country societal preparedness index
This multisite research was designed to harness the power of social media to increase vaccination confidence and uptake in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.
Our third study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among 23,000 respondents in 23 countries, surveyed from 29 June to 10 July 2022 found willingness to accept vaccination at 79.1%, up 5.2% from June 2021.
Vaccine confidence in Singapore is average compared to other countries. The data we have for Singapore is from surveys conducted in 2018 which showed that 62% of people feel that vaccines are safe and 63% think they are effective. 70% of those surveyed said they believe it’s important for children to have vaccines.
This systematic review aims to identify the social consequences of mass quarantine during previous and current infectious disease outbreaks and recommended strategies to mitigate the negative social implications of COVID-19 lockdowns.