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Trust in vaccines . . . and other stories

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1532 (Published 30 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1532

Improving vaccine uptake

A survey of doctors in the Czech Republic finds, not surprisingly, that they have a high degree of trust in vaccines against covid-19. This is at odds with the results of a survey among members of the general public, who believed that only 50% of doctors trust the vaccines. A randomised trial showed that providing information about the true views of doctors led to a worthwhile increase in vaccine uptake (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04805-y).

Vitamin D in older adults with covid-19

On the subject of covid-19, a randomised controlled trial from seven centres in France compared outcomes among older adults given high (400 000 IU) or standard (50 000 IU) doses of …

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