It’s happening, even if it still seems impossibly far away.
Peter J. Hotez MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and molecular virology & microbiology and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development. His forthcoming book is Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-Science (Johns Hopkins University Press)
We must find a way to close an estimated gap of 10 percent of adult, vaccine-refusing Republicans who could endanger us all.
A toxic mix of racist health outcomes, unequal vaccine distribution, and hesitancy to take the shots mean trouble.