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


Fewer COVID-19 deaths in a country are associated with stronger exclusionary attitudes.


This is explained by suggesting that stronger exclusionary attitudes resulted in fewer deaths. The 95% confidence interval suggests that this relationship exists (ρ = −0.62, 95% confidence interval = −0.83 to −0.26).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rhoSupportedUNKNOWNrh0=-.62UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Number of COVID-19 deathsDependentMortality
Exclusionary attitudes towards the unvaccinatedIndependentIngroup Antagonisms