Five reasons you might hesitate to get the COVID vaccine, and why you should probably get it anyway:
0:46 - Unknown risks
1:48 - Effectiveness
2:28 - Fake news
3:30 - COVID conspiracy theories
4:00 - Your right not to be vaccinated
Even if you are worried about getting the COVID vaccine, or are concerned about the safety of the coronavirus vaccine, it's one of the most important ways you can help protect those you love, and help us all get back to something approaching normal.
This is especially important following FDA approval of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and as the vaccine is rolled out across the US and in other countries.
With special thanks to Dr. Saskia Popescu and Anna Muldoon MPH for their expert advice on pulling this video together!
USEFUL LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
The End of the Pandemic Is Now in Sight (The Atlantic): https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/11/vaccines-end-covid-19-pandemic-sight/617141/
CDC COVID Vaccine FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Vaccine safety process (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/history/index.html
Is the COVID vaccine safe? (BBC) https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55056016
The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide (Nature): https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01221-y
Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html
The story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race (Stat): https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/10/the-story-of-mrna-how-a-once-dismissed-idea-became-a-leading-technology-in-the-covid-vaccine-race/
Are there side effects to a COVID-19 vaccine? What are the 'ingredients'? The cost? Answers to your vaccine questions (USA Today): https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/02/covid-vaccine-pfizer-moderna-astrazeneca-what-to-know/6476436002/
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Professor Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and leading expert on risk and the ethical and socially responsible development and use of new technologies. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as co-chair of the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Research Council, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions.
As well as producing Risk Bites, Andrew’s work has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post and Scientific American, to Slate, Salon, and OneZero. He co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary and Future Rising, and is the author of the books Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.
Andrew received his PhD in aerosol dynamics from the University of Cambridge in 1993, and is currently a professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and an Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures.
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