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Sun May 16, 2021, 05:30 PM

How do we reach woman and minorities about the importance of vaccination?

It isn't just Trumpsters and Facebook moms.

From the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/15/mask-free-guidance-coronavirus-new-york

Melitza Roman, owner of Stiletto Goddess Nail Salon in the Bronx borough of New York City, said that for the time being, she would require masks even if the state loosened restrictions.

“We’ll just feel a little bit more comfortable if everyone wears their masks,” Roman said, adding, “We have elderly people who come get their nails done.”

Outside of work, Roman said of face coverings: “For me, personally, if I’m not required to wear the mask, I won’t wear it.” Roman said this would be her approach “unless I’m in a place where I really don’t know everyone”.


Roman is not vaccinated, expressing concern that it was “too soon for something to be out and ready”, but feels confident having always followed safety precautions.


I am going to go out on a limb and suggest Melitza Roman of the Bronx is not a big Trump supporter. But she is in the majority of BIPOC adults and other vulnerable populations who have not been vaccinated for various reasons from distrust of the government (Tuskegee Syphilis Study), to feeling they don't have the time, to the assumption this is an old person's disease. The numbers between white and minority vaccine rates are shocking. We need to address this issue before another wave devastates teh minority community.

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cinematicdiversions May 16 OP
DURHAM D May 16 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe May 16 #2
Scrivener7 May 16 #3
Ms. Toad May 16 #4
LanternWaste May 16 #5
Scrivener7 May 16 #6

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 05:56 PM

1. I assume someone mentioned that the vaccine was 18 to 20 years in the making,

not a few months.


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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:03 PM

2. I was under the distinct impression that more men

are saying the won't get it, than are women.

Almost everyone who doesn't plan to get it is seriously misinformed about a lot of things. Unfortunately, reasoned logic and information rarely makes a difference to those people.

It's almost a shame that the virus won't selectively infect and kill the anti-vaxxers, but it won't work out that way.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:09 PM

3. So much wrong with the information in this OP, I don't know where to start.

First, your source is an article with a bunch of anecdotes about people who are stating their opinion about the vaccine. Nowhere does it give any more information than, "Person X doesn't want it" and "Person Y thinks it's necessary." I am not sure what led you to think that we must educate the silly women about the importance of the vaccine, but there is nothing in the article to say women are more reluctant to be vaccinated than men.

Second, the article does try to make the case that people of color are more reluctant to get the vaccine than white people, and they and you conclude that the people of color and Latinos need to be educated to gain the same level of understanding of the importance of vaccination as their white counterparts.

This is a complete fallacy. Also, very very condescending.

Here ya go:
https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/poll-finding/kff-covid-19-vaccine-monitor-access-information-experiences-hispanic-adults/

There is very little difference among white people, people of color and Latinos to want the vaccine "as soon as possible." And Latinos are the least likely to say they do not want to get the vaccine.

If you would like to ask the correct question, which is, how do get more people of color and Latino people vaccinated, the answer is pretty simple. Make it easily available outside of work times, don't require social security numbers or government documentation and distribute it in more accessible locations.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:17 PM

4. Reason # gazzilion why the CDC's advice was ill-advised.

Roman, a non-vaccinated person, intends not to wear a mask unless required. Since no one is checking vaccination status of people entering Trader Joe's, for example, she is effectively not required to wear a mask.

(Sorry for side-tracking an important discussion about who is choosing not to be vaccinated, and how to convince them. Until we do, to protect them, we need to require masks everywhere, of everyone.)

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:27 PM

5. And Sealions too. How on earth do we reach Sealions about the importance of vaccinations?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #5)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:39 PM

6. Heh! I see what you did there!

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