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From: The National Post

A Quarter of Canadians Don’t Want The COVID-19 Vaccine. We Asked The Experts Why

After the COVID-19 pandemic tossed the world into chaos, the light at the end of the tunnel was the announcement that major pharmaceutical companies had vaccines in development. 

Two vaccines, made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, have now been approved for use. As Canada rolls out its vaccination campaign, beginning with frontline workers and later the general population, life may soon return to normality.

According to Gretchen Chapman, a clinical psychologist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who studies the psychology behind how humans make health-related decisions, the groups we identify with can have an impact on whether we are pro- or anti-vaccine.Chapman believes that when it comes to our particular vaccine stance, the way in which these beliefs fit into a person’s socio-political groups is often key.

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