Monday, June 7, 2021 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Glenn Rall '85

It is generally thought that the beginning of the end phase of this pandemic will be the arrival of protective vaccines against SARS CoV-2. While progress in vaccine development has been truly remarkable, resulting in multiple safe and effective vaccines heading to market, close to 50% of Americans say that they are not likely to get the vaccine. Where does this hesitancy come from, and—more importantly—what kinds of education can be put into place to refute false beliefs and provide concrete guidance for making a decision? Our discussion will focus on the basic biology of what vaccines “do” and an up-to-the-moment assessment of where we are, followed by a discussion of some of the existing societal concerns that might interfere with a speedy end to this national nightmare.


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