The Trolley Problem Can Partially Explain Vaccine Hesitancy

People are more afraid to actively cause harm than to passively allow harm to occur

One of the most frustrating aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been vaccine hesitancy — residents of rich countries have surplus vaccines that they are refusing to take, while residents of poorer countries don’t have access.



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Adeetee Bhide

I’m currently living out my childhood dream of being an author on Medium. I write about whatever catches my fancy…mainly politics, social justice, and TV shows.