Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan wrote an opinion piece for the Detroit News, explaining her thought process behind getting the new COVID-19 vaccine. Since its expedited approval, vaccines have been rolling out to front line workers. However, despite the FDA’s comprehensive review process, there are still hesitations about the vaccine. Part of this is due to the politicization of medicine and the rapid spread of misinformation. In this op-ed, Asha describes her reasoning and encourages people to learn about misinformation and to reach out to experts.
Read the full article here.
Asha is one of thirty Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.