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Enough With the Hand Wringing Over Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Overdramatizing hesitancy can actually reduce confidence for others

A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination from a nurse as part of a vaccine trial for the disease at Research Centers of America on August 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For the past several months, headlines have announced one survey after another about how many Americans say they will or won’t get the Covid-19 vaccine — which doesn’t actually exist yet. The implication, voiced in June by Dr. Anthony Fauci…




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Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.

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