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John Oliver’s fantastic piece on COVID-19 vaccines

If you watch only one YouTube video today, make it Last Week Tonight’s piece on COVID-19 vaccines, or at the very least, follow the advice that John Oliver gives at the end:

In researching this pieces, experts repeatedly told us that the vaccine-hesitant generally don’t respond well to hearing from politicians, celebrities, or athletes telling them to get the vaccine.

I’m not going to be able to convince the people in your life who are hesitant. The person with the best chance of doing that is…you.

So if you know someone who is worried for whatever reason and you want to convince them otherwise, don’t show them this video. But maybe do show them some of the information inside it to tell them yourself.

And when you are trying to do that, don’t dismiss or judge them for having doubts.

I think we should also popularize Oliver’s very apt description of Tucker Carlson:

Here’s the video:

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