A Nuanced Take on how to Mitigate the Vaccine Hesitancy Problem

October 12, 2021

In the 22 September, 2021 episode of the Honestly podcast from Bari Weiss, she interviews Dr. Vinay Prasad where they explore the causes and potential remedies for the politicization of the public health measures intended to reduce the impact and shorten the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. From the intro to the podcast:

So much of the conversation about Covid-19 is angry and full of finger-pointing. Dr. Vinay Prasad has consistently been able to cut through the noise, the confusion, and the endless bickering. He does this by consistently avoiding the blame game and following the data wherever it leads. Dr. Prasad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco. His writing, videos and tweets have been among my most reliable sources for information throughout the pandemic. His positions are nuanced, well-considered, and show exactly the kind of level-headedness and evidence-based decision-making that you want from someone you’re trusting your health to. The conversation covers what the pandemic has revealed about the state of scientific research; policy questions like masking, vaccinating children, and vaccine passports. And, most importantly, vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Prasad explains why shaming, blaming, and censoring the unvaccinated is a losing strategy — and what might be a better one. Follow Vinay on Twitter, if you like: https://twitter.com

Ullrich Fischer