Today’s highly interesting read (02/25/22): Why don’t some people want to get the vaccine? Here’s why

Today’s read is from Musa al-Gharbi, a Paul F Lazarsfeld fellow in sociology at Columbia University. Here’s an excerpt:

Explanations for persistent vaccine hesitancy abound. An increasingly dominant narrative, especially among progressives, is that failure to comply with the directives of public health officials is absurd and must be driven by some pathology or deficit. Among those who subscribe to this worldview, debates turn around identifying the primary malfunction of “those people”: Are they ignorant? Brainwashed? Stupid? Selfish and apathetic? All of the above? Left off the menu is the possibility that hesitancy and non-compliance may actually be reasonable responses to how experts and other elites have conducted themselves, both before and during the pandemic.

Yet there are many powerful and fairly straightforward reasons people cite for why they are suspicious of authorities, both with respect to the Covid-19 vaccine and other pandemic-related public health guidance.

The column is lengthy, but thorough. Outstanding. Worth your time. Read those powerful reasons.

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