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Clara Ferreira Marques

How Do We Conquer Vaccine Skeptics? We Listen

There’s a way to achieve the inoculation rates the world needs for herd immunity from Covid-19.  

It’s more than a fear of needles.

It’s more than a fear of needles.

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Ask on the street in Hong Kong if passersby will get the Covid-19 vaccine, and you may hear what I did: “Sometime.” “Maybe.” “No.”

Combating this hesitancy here and elsewhere will take more than opprobrium and exhortation. It requires tuning in.