A Limiting Lens: How Vaccine Misinformation Has Influenced Hispanic Conversations Online
This piece from First Draft examines the causes of vaccine hesitancy among Hispanics in the United States. Hispanics in the U.S. are twice as likely to become infected with COVID-19 than white people and are 2.3 times as likely to die from the virus. Still, Hispanics are less likely to have been vaccinated than white people. Vaccination concerns appear to stem from language barriers, immigration status fears, childcare and work schedules. This research intends to analyze what social media posts regarding vaccination seem to be most effective in these communities and provide policymakers with insights on how to increase vaccination rates within these heterogenous communities.