Not approved. Only authorized. And no proof at all the vaccine works to slow or stop transmission. None. zero zilch. Refresh your memory by rereading:
As has been stated here. Repeatedly. Language is the spell cast over you. Words are weaponized to 'persuade' you to make the choices others want you to make. If you're hesitant, you undoubtedly have a good reason for that hesitancy.
"The Language of Vaccine Acceptance," reveal the urgent need for political and health leaders to adjust their messaging to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. The poll identifies the language that will be most effective in reaching all Americans, especially those who are currently less likely to take a vaccine, including rural Americans, Republicans age 18-49, Black Americans 18-49, and women 18-49. To see details, visit www.debeaumont.org/covid-vaccine-poll.
The nationwide poll was conducted by the de Beaumont Foundation and pollster Frank Luntz in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and Resolve to Save Lives, an Initiative of Vital Strategies. "The divides along racial, urban-rural, political, and generational lines are significant when it comes to vaccine acceptance," Luntz said, "but we've learned that there are certain words and phrases that will work for all audiences."
Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, said, "Words can save lives. Our ability to boost confidence in COVID-19 vaccines will depend largely on the language, the messengers, and methods we use to communicate to Americans that the vaccine will help keep them and their families safe and healthy."
Words can also cost lives. Always be aware of the magical wielding of words.
Tips to Promote Vaccine Acceptance
This poll highlights the urgent need to change our vaccine lexicon in order to help bridge key differences and rally Americans across the country toward vaccine acceptance. Key findings include:
- Tailor your messages for your audience.
- Explain the benefits of getting the vaccine, not just the consequences of not taking it. Focus on the need to return to normal and reopen the economy.
- Talk about the people behind the vaccine. Refer to the scientists, the health and medical experts, and the researchers – not the science, health, and pharmaceutical companies.
- Avoid judgmental language when talking about or to people who are worried about taking a vaccine. Acknowledge their concern or skepticism and offer to answer their questions.
- Black and Latinx Americans are more motivated than the general population by the potential to stop wearing masks.
- Latinx respondents were the only group more motivated by the statement that taking the vaccine is "the right thing to do" than by "getting the vaccine will keep your family and friends healthy and safe."
Messages for Most Hesitant Groups
Following are highlights of poll findings to inform effective messaging for rural Americans, young Republicans, Black Americans, and women:
- Americans in rural/farm communities have much less confidence in the safety of the vaccine (39% "a little safe" or "not at all safe" vs. 38% "very safe" or "extremely safe").
- The generational divide is most pronounced among Black Americans when it comes to what outcome matters most in this pandemic. "Returning to normal" is the desired outcome among Black Americans under 50. But for those over 50, saving lives is the highest priority.
- The top priority for young Republicans is a "return to normal." The next highest priority is to reopen the economy. Messages about personal health/safety are less impactful.
- For women, the greatest consequence from the pandemic is equally "damage from lockdowns" and the "potential for family/friends to become ill." Stressing how the vaccine will address both concerns at the same time is important.
Damage from lock downs is on the government. It's text book insanity. Potential for family and friends to become ill is not resolved by the vaccine. What with potential deadly side effects and the FACT that the vaccine will not impede transmission of the virus. Knowing that mask wearing/social distancing will continue to be required. Due, again, to the FACT there is ZERO proof the vaccine impedes transmission. Therefore normal will return when and only when we start acting normal, en masse.
Here's what the studies don't yet show. They haven't looked at whether the vaccine prevents someone from carrying COVID-19 and spreading it to others. It's possible that someone could get the vaccine but could still be an asymptomatic carrier. They may not show symptoms, but they have the virus in their nasal passageway so that if they're speaking, breathing, sneezing and so on, they can still transmit it to others.
This is the main reason why we can't stop wearing masks right after we get the vaccine. The vaccine will (maybe/ no guarantee) protect you from getting ill and then ending up hospitalized. But it's possible that you could still carry the virus and be contagious to others. So those who get the vaccine should still be wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.
In conclusion employing the manipulative language of returning to normal after vaccination is just more bullshit. Plain and simple. It stinks. It's offensive. And it's a lie.
Repeating: Weaponized manipulative wording is only used to get you to do what someone else wants done. It robs you of your own choice. Don't allow yourself to be manipulated in this manner. Think for yourself. Weigh out the pros and cons- the real pros and cons. Make an informed choice. Not one you've been coerced into!