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Letter: Better headline needed about COVID vaccination

Letter: Better headline needed about COVID vaccination

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It's unbelievable the Tulsa World would post a front-page story on April 24 under the headline "137 Catch Covid-19 following vaccination."

What do editors think the immediate response will be among those remaining Oklahomans not vaccinated and/or questioning vaccination?

I could see many Oklahomans using this to justify not getting the vaccine.

It's a classic example of the media distorting the facts just to grab people's attention.

Well, do the numbers. Just over 50% of Oklahomans have been vaccinated with at least one dose. So, if 137 Oklahomans (out of 1.9 million one dose vaccinated) caught COVID, that's only 0.007% of our population.

The headline should have read "COVID vaccine still incredibly effective. Go get vaccinated."

William Dudney, M.D., Tulsa


Letters to the editor are encouraged. Send letters to tulsaworld.com/opinion/submitletter.


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