Skepticism, Racism and Cynicism: Breaking Down the Anti-Vax BS
This week, vaccine skepticism has worked the last nerves of democracy-ish hosts Toure and Danielle Moodie.
Even though more than half of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, herd immunity in America –– and the eradication of the disease –– is unlikely.
What’s really behind the misinformation, conspiracy theories and skepticism around these much-needed (and safe) vaccines?
Meanwhile, the GOP’s latest fixation is critical race theory. How did this academic movement go mainstream, and why can’t the right wing admit the truth about American history?
The New York Times reported this week that America is never going to reach herd immunity against COVID-19, because that would mean 70% of the population would need to be vaccinated. And that doesn’t seem to be happening.
“I can't believe that we've gotten through a year-plus of a global pandemic, millions of people killed, and still people are like, I don't know, I'll take my chances with COVID rather than that vaccine,” says Toure. “Don't y'all want a hot girl summer?”