Captions on the COVID vaccine selfie matter as much as the picture
“For a vaccination campaign to be highly effective, we need to be open to having difficult conversations with people who disagree with our perspective. If we don’t, the result will be a polarization of philosophical ideas and not an unbiased and unemotional assessment of the data where maybe we can meet in the middle.
As we share our pictures and experiences regarding getting our vaccines, let’s try to admit what we know and, more importantly, what we don’t know. Let’s not speak down to those who have questions. And let’s not be afraid to say that maybe we are a little afraid ourselves of some of these unknowns but that we are willing to take the potential risk of getting a vaccine because over the past then months, there are a few more knowns about the actual virus that scare us even more.
Happy conscientious and kind posting.”
Alicia Billington is a plastic surgeon.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The COVID vaccine selfie: The caption matters as much as the picture.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/12/the-covid-vaccine-selfie-the-caption-matters-as-much-as-the-picture.html)