• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

Comments & Discussion

Boston University moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (EST) and can only accept comments written in English.

There are 3 comments on Will Some Americans’ Vaccine Aversion Prolong the Pandemic?

  1. It certainly can be argued that locking down a society and thereby preventing the occurrence of spontaneous herd immunity among those at low risk for severe symptoms has already prolonged the pandemic, destroyed businesses and led to increases in addiction and other mental health disorders but this common sense fact appears lost on those invested in demonstrating they know what is best for society.

    What is true is that vaccines are leaky because the antibodies the body generates in response to an exposure to the real virus are always more effective than those generated in response to a modified virus used in a vaccine.

    We need to stop interfering with that which nature does best.

  2. Perhaps the Anti-vax movement needs to see firsthand a resurgence of Polio and Smallpox in addition to the COVID Pandemic. Between the eradication of preventable disease and exponential numbers of needless death (as nature does best) I choose science and the eradication of preventable disease. #science

Post a comment.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *