Infographic: How to answer 5 difficult questions about Covid vaccines

Here’s how you can help friends and family understand the benefits of vaccination.

By John McConnell and Alison Bert - May 12, 2021
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In this infographic, John McConnell, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, answers difficult questions many people have about the Covid-19 vaccines. It's based on a recent webinar he gave, which you can watch below.

Vaccine hesitancy is prevalent in many countries where Covid-19 vaccines are plentiful. In a recent webinar — Demystifying the Covid-19 Vaccines — John McConnell, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, talked about the vaccines' safety and efficacy and answered the public's most pressing questions. Afterwards, we created this infographic:

Infographic: How to answer 5 difficult questions about Covid-19 vaccines

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John McConnell
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John McConnell

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John McConnell

John McConnell is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, which has published some of the most impactful research on COVID-19. He studied clinical microbiology and parasitology at the University of East London before spending six years researching septic-shock-related topics at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London (now part of Imperial College London). He joined The Lancet in 1990 as a peer-review editor before becoming the first Web Editor in 1996. In 2001, John was the founding editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CNN, and CCTV America.

Alison Bert, DMA
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Alison Bert, DMA

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Alison Bert, DMA

As Executive Editor of Strategic Communications at Elsevier, Dr. Alison Bert works with contributors around the world to publish daily stories for the global science and health communities. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, which won the 2016 North American Excellence Award for Science & Education.

Alison joined Elsevier in 2007 from the world of journalism, where she was a business reporter and blogger for The Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in New York. In the previous century, she was a classical guitarist on the music faculty of Syracuse University. She received a doctorate in music from the University of Arizona, was Fulbright scholar in Spain, and studied in a master class with Andrés Segovia.

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