I don't think that people should have the choice to infect others with a potentially fatal and extremely contagious virus. — Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency medical doctor and former health commissioner of Baltimore
I don't think that people should have the choice to infect others with a potentially fatal and extremely contagious virus. — Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency medical doctor and former health commissioner of Baltimore
Think Of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Like A Very Good Raincoat, Says Dr. Leana Wen
Dr. Leana Wen advises that you should think of your COVID-19 vaccine like a very good raincoat: If it's drizzling or you're in a rainstorm? You're well-protected. "But if you're going in and out of thunderstorms every single day and now there's a hurricane — at some point you're going to get wet," she says.

... "Public health depends on public trust, "she says. "Public health depends on winning over hearts and minds. It's not enough to just have a good policy, you have to convince people to actually follow it."

Wen believes that most people who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine are not completely opposed to vaccines — they are just people who are more concerned about the vaccine than the virus. But vaccine mandates have worked in the past, she says — just look at childhood immunizations and mandatory flu shots for health care workers — and the same approach can work for COVID.

"We really need to be talking about the COVID vaccine the same way that we talk about other vaccinations — which is that it's safe, effective, life-saving and essential for the public's health."
Read the full article: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/27/1020872236/coronavirus-vaccine-delta-covid-cdc-masks-leana-wen