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A nurse inverts a glass vial holding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Suzanne Eagan, a pharmacy technician at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa inverts a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Joseph Cress-USA TODAY NETWORK

With vaccines for COVID-19 beginning to be rolled out, public health officials face the difficult challenge of encouraging widespread adoption amid rampant misinformation about both the disease and its treatments. On the latest edition of Lawfare‘s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic speak with Claire Wardle, the co-founder of the non-profit First Draft and a research fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center. A recent First Draft report concludes that a lack of trust in the institutions developing vaccines are helping fuel misinformation narratives, which are flourishing amid a relative lack of credible information about vaccine development.