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David Lazer, distinguished Professor of political and computer science at Northeastern shared his thoughts as to why a  new study shows, that even after federal authorities gave the go-ahead for children to get the Covid-19 vaccine, Parents still had more concerns about vaccines, catching researchers by surprise.

“My intuition would not have been that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) OK comes and concerns go up, I am surprised at some of the very substantial shifts against the vaccine among parents.”

Parents registered high levels of worry across the board, with more than half of them expressing misgivings about how new the vaccine is, whether it has been tested enough, whether it even works, and side effects, according to findings from the Covid States Project, a collaborative effort by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers.