Prof. Herschel Nachlis quoted in Vox article on vaccines

In a recent Vox article, "Just about everyone in America is finally eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. Now what?", Professor Herschel Nachlis was quoted:

"Though the FDA's and the CDC's missteps during the Covid-19 pandemic certainly didn't help things, they're only the latest in a longstanding erosion of confidence in government, said Herschel Nachlis, a professor of government at Dartmouth College. "The larger trust issue has been ongoing for decades," he said.

Most people are not paying attention to specific FDA decisions, but muddled messaging and frustration with the pandemic on top of political polarization means that the US may already be approaching the limit of how many people will get vaccinated.

"There's this background idea that if we did everything right that everyone would fully agree and [vaccine] uptake would be extraordinarily high," Nachlis said. "I think there are a lot of assumptions baked into that view that unfortunately might not be true anymore.""

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