Tuesday, July 27

vaccine hesitancy

Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, coronavirus, COVID-19, Politics, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a’bioweapon’ and talked about’mind control’

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is combatting misinformation and "myths" about the COVID-19 vaccines. Hutchinson is traveling around the state to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Arkansas has one of the lowest vaccinations rates and is also seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. LoadingSomething is loading. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he i...
Alabama, coronavirus, COVID-19, Science, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were’this is not a hoax, this is real’

A "healthy" 28-year-old in Alabama died of COVID-19 after not getting the vaccine, his mother said. She told The Washington Post she regrets not getting her family vaccinated when they had the chance. Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate of any US state and is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. LoadingSomething is loading. After losing her 28...
Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, COVID-19, Politics, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

The GOP governor of Arkansas, where vaccines are lagging and COVID-19 is surging, said it’s’disappointing’ vaccines are’political’

Arkansas is among the states seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, as many residents are unvaccinated. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said it's "disappointing" that vaccines have become "political." He's been traveling throughout the state to combat hesitancy and encourage people to get the shot. LoadingSomething is loading. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutch...
California, Church, COVID-19, Hillsong, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

After a Hillsong Church member who derided the vaccine online died of COVID-19, its founder called the shot a’personal decision’

A Hillsong Church member in his 30s died of COVID-19 this week after declining to get vaccinated. The man, who lived in California, had derided the vaccine online and joked about the coronavirus. Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston told CNN the vaccine was a "personal decision." LoadingSomething is loading. After a congregant of the Hillsong ...
anti-vaccinationists, coronavirus, coronavirus vacccine, covid, Florida, Healthcare, icu, News UK, Science, UK Weekend, Vaccinations, vaccine hesitancy

COVID-19 patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are’begging’ to be vaccinated, nurse says

Patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are "begging" to be vaccinated, a nurse told CNN. Almost all of the patients in ICUs at the hospital have not yet received a shot, CNN reported. The nurse often has to remind patients that the right time to get vaccinated is before getting sick, she said. LoadingSomething is loading. Patients in intensive ...
Arkansas, coronavirus, covid-19 cases, Deaths, hospitalizations, Louisiana, regrets, Science, united states, vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine regret went mainstream this week. Fear of getting sick could finally be encouraging some Americans to get their shots.

Several hospitalized coronavirus patients expressed regret this week for not getting vaccinated. Their stories underscore the recent uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations — which may be encouraging more Americans to get vaccinated. Vaccination rates are increasing in states with recent COVID-19 surges like Arkansas and Louisiana. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Anti-Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, Fox News Channel, Laura Ingraham, Politics, Tucker Carlson, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

Fox News has a strict COVID-19 policy that includes the kind of vaccine passport Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and other right-wing hosts have railed against

The Fox Corporation has a return to office protocol involving voluntary proof of vaccination. Top host Tucker Carlson has compared vaccine passports to "Jim Crow" racial segregation laws. Fox Corp employees who don't submit their status must continue masking and social distancing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fox Corporation has instituted a strict COVID-19 policy that includes a vaccine passport, allowing only the company's fully-vaccinated employees to work in their offices without wearing a mask or social distancing. But a slew of the parent company's Fox News personalities, particularly two of its highest-pa...
Facebook, Joe Biden, Politics, Social Media, Tech, Tech Insider, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy, Weekend BI UK

Facebook rejects Joe Biden’s claim it’s’killing people’ with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Anti-Vaxxers, coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, News UK, Science, UK Weekend, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

The sister of a man who died from COVID-19 after calling vaccines’poison’ wants people to get shots in her brother’s memory

A man who thought vaccines were "poison" died from COVID-19, Raw Story reported. He spent 17 days in hospital on a ventilator before he eventually died on June 9, 4WWL TV said. His sister, who was also initially vaccine-hesitant, is now urging people to get a shot in her brother's memory. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook, Joe Biden, Misinformation, Politics, Tech Insider, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine misinformation, White House

Facebook hit back at Biden, saying the White House is looking for’scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals’

President Biden said platforms like Facebook are "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. Facebook defended itself and said the White House was looking for "scapegoats." The White House failed to reach its goal of inoculating 70% of adults by July 4. LoadingSomething is loading. ...