People with depression may be more receptive to COVID-19 vaccine related misinformation

By | January 24, 2022
A general bias toward negativity-;or the tendency to focus on negative rather than positive information-;may exacerbate the spread of misinformation. Because depression may contribute to such negativity bias, a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) examined whether people who experience depressive symptoms may be more receptive to misinformation related to COVID-19 vaccines.