Coronavirus (1369) Celebrities as sources of information

24 September, 2021

A few months ago a literary graduate and I transcribed the contents of an WHO EPI-WIN webinar on covid vaccination information sharing and religious faith leaders. One of the conclusions was that quality assured information about covid vaccination should be made available regularly and proactively to faith leaders. It may be of interest to consider making sure that quality assured information about covid vaccination should be made available regularly and proactively to celebrities for which there is a good example in this week's BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2311

"Perhaps, but BMJ columnist Partha Kar says everyone has missed a trick. “Nikki Minaj has 22 million followers on Twitter & 157 million on Instagram,” he tweeted. “It would have been hugely powerful if folks had worked with her to get her to front a vaccination drive rather than mock her.”

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

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