But science — in particular new science – often encounters push-ups. At the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, scientists contracted HIV, the virus causes of the disease. “There were people here in the United States, all over the world, who said, ‘Well, I know they diagnosed the virus, and they said it caused AIDS, but I don’t believe that’s true,’ ‘he says. Brandt.
“No wonder,” he continues. “In epidemics, there are always these kinds of conflicts. But very quickly people believed.”
While it may sound like Covid-19 has plagued us forever, scientists actually have only two years to go before we understand the disease and educate people about it. Jamieson’s team at the Annenberg Public Policy Center said conducted research on scientific knowledge of the whole epidemic. They asked participants what their views were on the effectiveness of vaccines, masks, and other products. And, even the elstrom of errors is working against knowledge, Jamieson finds that people are really learning. In two surveys of about 800 Americans taken in July and November 2020, most respondents said they agreed that wearing masks helps prevent the spread of respiratory infections. That figure rose from 79 to 85 percent in a five-month period. In another survey in March and April this year, 75 percent said getting a Covid-19 vaccine is safer than getting the virus. “Most people are getting the answers right,” says Jamieson. “And he did not have all of these answers before Covid because these answers are real Covid.”
However, it is not 100 percent. But for Jamieson, it’s an amazing number to celebrate. “People are not just getting a new vaccine,” he said. “If we had, we would have received more HPV vaccines. We could have received more flu vaccines. This is a sign that they have learned something.”
Vaccinated vaccine participants in Jamieson’s study showed that they had learned something new about public health. A 2021 study was conducted on the Pfizer vaccine by Moderna after receiving an emergency use permit from the FDA, but before the shooting of Pfizer. “People said to us, ‘This is still not accepted. No, wait a minute! I did not mean that. It never was approval however, ‘”says Jamieson. “Now they know nothing about the process of acceptance and acceptance.”
The introduction of these new words has made Sneller fascinated with the language project. “One of the things that really strikes me is how science students, especially young people who participate, act like mRNA vaccines,” says Sneller. In their weekly listening books, participants talk about their daily lives, and some teens talk about mRNA vaccines and how it differs from the others. That is modern science, not something that has become part of the school curriculum. “This is happening directly due to the epidemic,” says Sneller.
Young children are also learning the science of health. At the beginning of the epidemic, researchers surveyed 7- to 12-year-olds from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Australia. The group conducted an online survey asking children and their parents what they knew about the epidemic and what they wanted to know. Lucy Bray, a pediatric nurse and professor of pediatrics at Edge Hill University in the UK, asked, ‘When will the vaccine be available?’ The children asked why the plague had started. He asked if their family could be safe. He said: “Questions that are wise and knowledgeable.