Living in Green Bay can be a lot of fun.
Among other things, there is football and there are four seasons. And it has great health care.
Green Bay has been in the top 50 list of cities with excellent healthcare, including one of the top hospitals in the country.
As physicians, my husband and I feel privileged to be part of the healthcare system here in Green Bay. I know that all of my healthcare colleagues strive to do their best for the beautiful community that we live in.
Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, we cannot always counter the web of misinformation that has taken over the vaccine debate.
Just based on my practice alone, I know that vaccine misinformation affects all races, all ages, the wealthy, and the poor alike.
Et tu Aaron Rodgers!
In a town where the Packers are revered, and Aaron Rodgers is definitely a hero if not a god.
In a town where he had access to some of the best healthcare facilities and some of the best trained medical professionals.
In a city where he was chosen as a spokesperson for a healthcare system!
Even in that situation, he fell into the anti-science, misinformation web and developed a deep mistrust of a life-saving coronavirus vaccine.
Maybe some good can come out of this. Perhaps some lessons can be learned from this.
- The virus can find you, especially if you are unvaccinated.
- Unvaccinated people are six to ten times more likely to contract the coronavirus and invariably more likely to get sick and die from it.
- Ivermectin does not work. Period. And its use can be dangerous.
- Vaccinations are safe and effective, and most people, including children, tolerate them well.
- Vaccines, including mRNA vaccines, do not cause infertility. Period.
- You get vaccinated not just to protect yourself but to protect your team, your family, and your community.
I wish Aaron Rodgers a full and speedy recovery!
Dr. Anupama Verma is the Editor-in-Chief of the Women in White Coats blog and a CoAuthor of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” book two. She is a nephrologist who has been practicing for more than fifteen years and has lived on four continents.