El-Sayed talks strategy to get more people vaccinated

July 19, 2021 WDET

How can we get more people vaccinated? Abdul El-Sayed, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, explained that simply yelling at people to get them vaccinated won't work, comparing it to yelling at his toddler to "Go to sleep."

“I just thought about it for a second, and I said ‘You know, this doesn’t help.’ In large part, because I end up yelling at a little kid. All it does is pushes them further into their fears," he said. “We keep yelling across these lines that we never take the time to cross."