Discriminatory attitudes against unvaccinated people during the pandemic

Nature Vol/Iss. 613 Nature Published In Pages: 704-711
By Bor, Alexander, Jørgensen, Frederik, Petersen, Michael Bang


Unvaccinated individuals are likely to harbor exclusionary attitudes towards the vaccinated.


No country out of 21 has unvaccinated individuals exhibit significant exclusionary attitudes towards the vaccinated, and the overall effect is negligible and in the wrong direction. In fact, unvaccinated people in Malaysia, Italy and Russia even exhibit significant exclusionary reactions towards other unvaccinated individuals (p<.01). A similar test was conducted later on, which also showed that the unvaccinated generally did not harbor antipathy towards the vaccinated, with the exception of Germany (8% more likely to have antipathy towards the vaccinated, p<.001).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Square Regression ModelNot supportedp=.07, p=.31UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Attitude of the unvaccinated towards the vaccinatedDependentIngroup Antagonisms