Jon D. Lee Brings the Folkloristic Lens to Covid Vaccine Conspiracy Theories

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Jon D. Lee, the author of An Epidemic of Rumors, puts Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theories in folkloric context in The Atlantic, with reference to Andrea Kitta’s work on the folklore of anti-vaccination movements and Timothy Tangherlini’s analysis of the narrative differences between conspiracy rumors and actual conspiracies.

See Jon D. Lee, “The Utter Familiarity of Even the Strangest Vaccine Conspiracy Theories,” The Atlantic (January 11, 2021):

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