Researchers suggest Brown should be mum about vaccinations

By on Monday, July 19th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

EUGENE – Researchers at the University of Oregon have surveyed state residents who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated. The results led the researchers to call for Gov. Kate Brown to defer from being the primary messenger to get vaccinated.

“For unvaccinated Oregonians, Gov. Brown is the least trusted figure for information on COVID-19,” the survey-authors state. “We would recommend not using the governor as a spokesperson for messaging around vaccination moving forward.”

They also recommend offering more cash incentives to encourage the unvaccinated to change their minds. Other steps include continuing to stress that the vaccine is free, bringing in local doctors to conduct door-to-door vaccination campaigns, and clearly show that the continuation of COVID-19 illnesses and deaths are coming from the unvaccinated population.

The authors of the survey are Benjamin Clark and Robert Parker of the UO Institute for Policy Research and Guidance.

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