In this episode of The New Abnormal, scientist and vaccine professional Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the harmful strain of anti-vaccine rhetoric adopted by today’s correct-wing conservatives. He delves into the analysis that suggests this vaccine hesitancy, fueled by far-correct conspiracies, has contributed to the special trajectory of American COVID-19 deaths more than the previous couple of years. Dr. Hotez emphasizes the significance of addressing this problem, as it has resulted in the deaths of a substantial quantity of Americans. He estimates that up to 200,000 Americans have been killed for the duration of the Delta and BA.1 Omicron waves due to men and women refusing vaccines immediately after becoming influenced by elected officials, far-correct media personalities, and conspiracy theories.
In addition to Dr. Hotez’s insights, labor reporter and author Kim Kelly joins the system to talk about the ongoing United Auto Workers’ strike and other labor-connected news. The episode also delivers an evaluation of Kristen Welker’s debut on “Meet the Press,” such as her interview with former President Donald Trump.
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