Perspectives: Why Are Some Hesitant Only About Covid Vaccines?; Examining Covid Misinformation In New York
Opinion writers weigh in on these covid issues.
Why Are People Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccine After All This Time?
During my lifetime I have received many vaccinations. Too many to remember them all, but I do remember my very first one. I was only 4 or 5-years-old when I got it. I vividly recall it as one of the most significant moments of my childhood. My mother walked me to our neighborhood school— which was just a block from our home. Taking me by the hand, she marched through the schoolhouse door and into the school cafeteria. There, we stood in line with other mothers and children from my neighborhood. (Bill Haltom, 10/29)
The New York Times:
Not Everyone In New York Wanted The Coronavirus To Lose
For nearly a year now, a small team of officials from City Hall and the public health department have pored over detailed reports about how vaccine misinformation has spread through New York City. A review of over eight months worth of these “misinformation bulletins” obtained by The Times reveals that the city has collected exhaustive intelligence about the misunderstandings and conspiracy theories surrounding Covid-19 and swirling through the five boroughs. The project aimed to help tailor Covid-19 vaccine drives to New York’s diverse and sometimes insular communities and beat back the virus to push the city toward normalcy. (Mara Gay, 10/31)
The Washington Post:
Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Might Just Backfire
President Biden’s job approval ratings have been sinking for months as voters increasingly see him as out of touch with their priorities and values. The coming clash over vaccine mandates might be another area where the president has misread the public temperament. (Henry Olsen, 10/29)
The Star Tribune:
Schools Play Key Role In Vaccination Race
His name is lost to history, and his Minneapolis elementary school to a wrecking ball. But on a May afternoon in 1955, one tough little guy (shown in photo at left) and his classmates were on the front lines of what would be a historic public health victory — vanquishing polio, a virus that had terrified generations of parents. (10/29)