Taking a COVID vaccine is a personal decision, not a political one, said CEO Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, on CNN today. Discussing the de Beaumont’s recent research with Trump voters, Castrucci said, “This isn’t the time to shame or humiliate. This is the time to be honest and listen to people’s concerns, and listen with empathy, and give people a space to ask questions and get non-judgmental answers. No one wins if we don’t reach herd immunity. This isn’t a political debate; it’s not an election. We all lose if people aren’t getting vaccinated.”
He added, “Each community needs the right messages from the right messengers, and we can’t ignore any community….We need physicians and family members sharing facts with everyone.” See the 5-minute interview with Poppy Harlow.