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Medicine Is an Imperfect Science—But You Can Still Trust Its Process  

Author:  Venktesh Ramnath.

Source: Volume 22, Number 04, Fall 2021 , pp.83-84(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been slow to recede in part because the public still shuns vaccination. The author, an intensive care physician in Southern California who worked through the onslaught of COVID-19, has found it disheartening to experience chillingly familiar scenes all over again—especially with patients who need ventilators. COVID-19 is still the culprit, despite the availability of highly effective vaccines that slashed U.S. COVID-19 daily case numbers and hospitalizations (Mallapaty) within months. Puzzled by low vaccination rates, Dr. Ramnath has been asking his patients why they haven’t been vaccinated. This article explains what he learned.

Keywords: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates; Vaccination Hesitancy

Affiliations:  1: University of California San Diego.

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