Leask talks about vaccine acceptance as a five-layer pyramid. At the base, the fattest part, are the people who will vaccinate. Then there are increasingly smaller, but increasingly resistant layers. There are the “cautious acceptors”. Then there are the “hesitant acceptors”, followed by the “selective vaccinators” who might accept certain vaccines but will reject others. At the sharp peak of the pyramid are the decliners, those who won’t vaccinate. Part of that small group are the anti-vaccination activists. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s psychologically easier’: how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation
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"I'm looking to try to make it available in the public sphere to help inform the debate we need to carry on having about choices that we need to make, but also to help provide the public with a better understanding of the sort of information we're getting, and how we're using that to base our decisions upon." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why are we looking at the ‘R number’ in Wales?
Lofoten Islands, Norway I got a mad notion to do a solo adventure to Norway. Stø, on Langøya, is one of the Lofoten Islands off the north-west coast. First I camped at Traena festival off the west coast, then up to Stø via Hurtigruten and to Stø Bobilcamp. Transport links were good, but I was the only one on the bus going as far north as Stø, so they stopped it and put me in a taxi. The ground was rock-hard, but luckily I had a technical tent. I was the only person not with a car (used for wind protection – I had to wear all my clothes) and the tent caved in during a storm. I retreated to the campsite kitchen at 4am. But it was stunning and there was an onsite sauna. The pub was also great, and the scenery and whale-watching made it worth it.• campercontact.comLisa … [Read more...] about 20 of the best campsites in UK and Europe by public transport: readers’ travel tips
King Felipe said after a ‘meet and greet’ walkabout by a Gran Canaria beach with his wife: “We have been able to stroll by the sea and show Spain is in a new phase and we’re tackling the recovery. … [Read more...] about Police called to beaches in Spain as rows erupt over social distancing queues and sunbathers turned away