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Mar 16 2021
How Biden, Republicans and public health leaders are trying to persuade GOP skeptics to get their Covid vaccinations
Vaccine holdouts could end up being the last obstacle to defeating the pandemic, and a growing effort is aimed at convincing one substantial group of skeptics: Republicans.
While efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy and access have so far been mostly focused on African Americans and Latinos, recent polls suggest the largest group of Americans either hesitant about the Covid-19 vaccine orNBC News (Online)
Mar 14 2021
Massive Facebook study on users’ doubt in vaccines finds a small group appears to play a big role in pushing the skepticism
Facebook is conducting a vast behind-the-scenes study of doubts expressed by U.S. users about vaccines, a major project that attempts to probe and teach software to identify the medical attitudes of millions of Americans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
The research is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of ideas that contribute to vaccine hesitancy,Washington Post
Nov 21 2022
President Joe Biden is enjoying an extended period of peacetime with the progressive wing of his party. But keeping it that way may depend on whether he can keep hold of his chief of staff.
Energized by the White House’s actions on key priorities such as climate, student debt and marijuana, progressives are openly rooting for Ron Klain to stay on as Biden’s top aide. And they viewPolitico
Oct 07 2022
Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, does not mince words when describing the scientific legacy of the Covid-19 vaccines: The mRNA shots, he said, are “the greatest scientific achievement in my lifetime.”
Yet as the weather starts to turn cold and as officials push for more people to get their new booster shot before anVox
Jun 02 2022
A UK study by University College London has confirmed “small but significant” cases of the serious Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare neurological disorder associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19.
The researchers speculate that “the majority or all” of the 121 UK cases of GBS (pdf) in March to April 2021 were associated with first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccineThe Epoch Times
Dec 14 2020
There's skepticism in Black, Latino communities about COVID-19 vaccines. Here's how women of color can help swing the momentum.
Jessica Ross, a 23-year-old Black woman in Atlanta, said she — and many other Black women in her circle — are nervous to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
She's a graduate student in public health at Emory University and has been closely following news of the vaccine's development. But that doesn't shake off the fear history has imprinted on her community.
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May 04 2022
A new study found a correlation between an increase in emergency cardiovascular events among people under 40 years of age and the early months of Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine program.
Published in the Nature journal, researchers utilized data from the Israel National Emergency Medical Services between 2019 and 2021 that evaluated emergency, or EMS, calls among 16- to 39-year-olds acrossThe Epoch Times
Sep 19 2022
Republicans here are recruiting a fresh batch of poll watchers to monitor voting in November as part of a revamped response to allegations of election fraud that roiled the latest presidential contest.
Poll watching, a normally mundane duty where volunteers sit for hours watching for any possible rule violations at voting sites, is emerging as a flashpoint in the fight over U.S.Wall Street Journal (News)
Mar 29 2022
Heart abnormalities were detected in some adolescents months after COVID-19 vaccination, according to a study.
Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital reviewed cases of patients younger than 18 who went to the hospital with chest pain and elevated serum troponin levels, two key markers of heart inflammation, within a week of getting a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.The Epoch Times
Jul 27 2021
On Vaccine, Between Persuasion and Coercion: The news seems to be sinking into even some traditionally thick and numb Republican skulls: We need to have more people vaccinated against COVID-19. How to go about getting that done? Somewhere between persuasion and coercion lies the middle way.
Kay Ivey is the Republican governor of Alabama, one of the states with the lowest vaccinationNational Review