The Health Belief Model and The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Understanding vaccine hesitancy in The United States.

Abstract Currently, in the United States, there is a high degree of distrust surrounding the safety of vaccines, the vaccine development process, and even the necessity of preventative vaccines. Many individuals are also concerned about side effects associated with vaccination, and most do not understand that these side effects indicate an excellent immune response. Many …

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Learning Greek the Hard Way.

While there is some debate concerning whether or not a virus is a life form, certainly the pressures of natural selection impact the evolution of viruses as they do other organisms (Krupovic et al., 2018; Worobey, 2001). One difference between viruses and even the simplest bacteria is the speed at which viruses can evolve and …

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