The FHI Clinical perspective
Other program highlights
Questions from listeners:
Radio listeners contributed some great questions throughout the broadcast that were addressed by panelists, including, “Once you’ve had COVID, can you get it again?” “If you are a ‘health nut’ and take really good care of yourself otherwise, do you really need to get vaccinated?” “Does it matter which vaccine I get?” “With the vaccine, am I protected from all the variants?”
Like a lot of people, QuickSilva shared that he used to think the vaccine was just a money-making scheme and that the virus doesn’t seem real until someone you know gets really sick.
Dr. Tuesday Cook also shared that she was at first skeptical of the vaccine, but after doing her research, talking with colleagues and looking at the data, she thinks it “makes sense to get vaccinated.” Quicksilva, who’s had the virus himself, says while he’s been a hold out for the vaccine, he’s now 75% ready to sign up.
Other great points:
Dr. Christina commented, “If you get COVID, you can’t control how sick you get. But you do have a choice for plan B, which is get the vaccine …and you are protecting the people you love who may be at high risk of getting sick.” Dr. Osterholm added that mutations occur when infection happens – but they don’t exist if everyone gets vaccinated.