Thomas Live East, Tulane University, CDC discussed on Morning Edition

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Vaccine and open their doors, T anybody that wants to come most in the South. Still have some degree of trust in the church. Thomas Live East, a health policy and equity expert at Tulane University, says he thinks the combination of carrots and sticks would work best in the South. I would love to see CDC loosen its guidelines a bit more for people that have been vaccinated. So one carrot is more freedom for people that have been vaccinated. Live east who's on Louisiana's Cove in 19 Equity Task Force says being sensitive to people sense of liberty is important. But there's a track record of Gulf states following science, too. Vaccination rates for shots given in childhood, like those for measles and mumps are above 90%. He notes that those are mandatory for public school kids and in some other settings. But states are unlikely to add covert shots to their mandatory lists. Until they move past the current emergency use authorization to full approval. It remains to be seen how broadly adopted requirements for covert 19 vaccines will be in the future. The reason that we're not treating covert like any other virus, like we treat smallpox and months is that it became politicized. Move East is hopeful that the number of schools and employers requiring covert vaccination will grow and that will help pull up numbers in the South. He says. Pediatricians will also play an important role in convincing parents to vaccinate their kids for NPR.

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