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Vaccine Hesitancy, Even by Health Workers, Means Shots Expire, Variants Emerge, Pandemic Drags On

As President Biden pledges to purchase half of a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to present to the world, many Americans are refusing to get vaccinated, and 1000’s of Johnson & Johnson photographs will expire quickly.

This week, Houston Methodist Hospital suspended 178 workers members who refused to abide by its mandate that staff be totally vaccinated.

Democracy Now! speaks with infectious illness epidemiologist Dr. Syra Madad, who heads the biggest public healthcare system within the United States and says we should counter vaccine hesitancy.

She additionally describes her personal wrestle to encourage well being aides in her personal family to get the shot. “It’s been an uncomfortable reality to see that we are now in June and nearly 50% of healthcare workers remain unvaccinated and unprotected.”

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