Newswise reports on new study by Prof. Dr. Dirk Leuffen on equitable distribution of vaccines.

The report explains how the new study by Prof. Dr. Dirk Leuffen and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Koos, along with Pascal Mounchid and Max Heermann, explores the motivations for citizens to advocate for equitable distribution of vaccines in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study was published in the journal npj Vaccines. Based on data from a large-scale survey on COVID-19 and social inequality, the researchers identify communication strategies that influenced citizens in Germany to support international vaccine solidarity. Two of the resulting recommendations for action: To promote international aid, future crisis communications should clearly state the risks of unsolidaristic actions and highlight the commonalities between donors and recipients. The full article in Newswise can be found here.