The two shared their insights on a range of topics—vaccine uptake, how political identity and polarization have impacted public health, their behavior-change bright spots from an otherwise challenging year, and more.
The author lists four lessons learned from this interview:
- Why understanding the root causes of political identity and polarization are key for public health
- The power of megastudies to help us understand how to boost vaccine uptake
- Are people more likely to change their behavior if they have personal experience with COVID-19? It’s complicated.
- Despite challenges, science (and scientists) shone brightly this year