A woman objects to the Coronavirus vaccine in a Virginia demonstration, April 2020 (Matthew Rodier/SIPA USA/AP)
As the Delta variant of Coronavirus spreads throughout the US, I spoke with BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz on Friday about addressing those who are refusing to take vaccines.
We discuss President Joe Biden’s latest steps and proposals, including a vaccine requirement for federal workers and encouragement of state and local incentives for vaccinations.
I talk about the problem of disinformation, bolstered by Trumpism, dismissing the expertise of medical, public health, and scientific specialists. And I add a personal perspective of the Delta variant and the vaccine refusals, being unable to see my parents in the US without an extended quarantine.