Viewpoints: Why Are Vaccinated Still Masking?; What Methods Work To Convince The Vaccine Hesitant?
Opinion writers discuss masks and vaccines.
The New York Times:
Your Friend Doesn’t Want The Vaccine. What Do You Say?
The difference between people who eagerly want the Covid-19 vaccine and people who are hesitant is not as great as it may seem. Most vaccine holdouts are not anti-vaxxers or conspiracy theorists. Before you demand that your loved ones get a shot, know that not all conversations are created equal. Research shows that many common persuasive styles — commanding, advising, lecturing and shaming — not only don’t work but also often backfire. (Arnaud Gagneur and Karin Tamerius, 5/20)
The Washington Post:
Biden’s Failing Miserably At Addressing Concerns From The Vaccine Hesitant
The Biden administration’s covid-19 vaccination effort is faltering. Just 47.9 percent of Americans have received one dose — well short of Biden’s 70 percent goal — and the vaccination rate in the United States has slowed from its April peak. We’ve now reached the point where everyone eager to get their shot has gotten it. The challenge has shifted from ensuring supply meets demand to creating demand by convincing vaccine-hesitant Americans to get their shots. (Marc A. Thiessen, 5/20)