As Covid-19 Surges In ‘Red States,’ People Speak Out On Shift From Hesitant To Vaccinated

As Covid-19 surges in August 2021, MSNBC's Ari Melber goes in-depth with people from 'vaccine-hesitant' families — people who recently lost an unvaccinated family member to Covid-19 or, at one point, refused to get the vaccine and then changed course. This special 'first-person' interview focuses on the humanity and empathy of these challenges, understanding that many people feel hesitant or doubtful about vaccinations for a range of complex and valid reasons, and exploring what has moved some people to change their minds. In the discussion, one mother shares that she believes her daughter would be alive today had she been vaccinated, while the panelists also discuss the role of religion and God in making these personal health decisions. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ).

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    1. @Bella Luv It is not Europe ! It is a very small fraction, like the Q followers or Jehovas witnesses.

    2. @Slick Rick – yeah, that’s fake news too.

      You should learn how to look stuff up rather than rely on Facebook memes.

      _”Experts say there is no need to be concerned about SM-102 being used in the vaccines. The amount of lipid used in the vaccine is very small, said Lisa Morici, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine, in an email._
      _“Our own cell membranes are composed of lipids,” she said._

      _”The safety fact sheet that social media users are sharing as alleged proof of the harmful nature of the lipid SM-102 in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, is actually describing the dangers of chloroform. The fact sheet is for SM-102 supplied by biotechnology company Cayman Chemical as a solution in chloroform, meaning it is made up of 90% chloroform and 10% SM-102, where chloroform is listed as the only dangerous component.”_

    3. @jacq danieles not fake, and I’ve never had a Facebook. You should get out of your echo chambers and learn how to research.

    4. @Slick Rick – you made a ridiculous claim that I instantly debunked. And you’re still insisting you know better.

      So if your “research” is so superior, go ahead & cite your sources.

    1. Jesus healed the sick: he’s kind of busy, tho.
      He’d prefer everyone not medically exempted ( by REAL health conditions) by a REAL physician, to be vaccinated. Show love by not making others horribly ill, or dying by drowning in their own fluid.
      If Jesus saves, he deserves help.

  1. The more people get vaccinated, the more people see their friends and family who are vaccinated, the harder it is to argue against getting vaccinated themselves.

    1. The more that get vaccinated increases the number of break-thru cases being reported now in the tens of thousands. Funny how MSM keeps forgetting to report that…

    1. You mean pro vax or pro vax choice? You support jailing people and forcing a needle into them? Can you clarify?

  2. It’s good to publicly talk it over. Actually listen to these women: women are always trying to pick up the pieces. They have enough to do.

  3. Hold politicians to account. Your vote matters. Those politicians who lie about the vaccine must never lead again.

  4. Check out Tim Minchin’s 9 life lessons video… lesson #5 applies and I find myself pondering it often, these days. 🙂 It’s also Tim Minchin…so it’s pretty funny too. The whole video is impressive… and really good advice all around.

  5. At the end when Ari thanks from the bottom of his heart. That’s the first moment this pandemic has brought me to tears. I’ve watched and read hours almost every day, Of all the horror and ups and downs. That was the moment.

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