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Doctor Questions Orange County’s Approach to Assuaging Vaccine Fears

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Doctor Questions Orange County’s Approach to Assuaging Vaccine Fears

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors (OCBS) has hired a public relations firm to help ease the public’s COVID-19 vaccination concerns, but the move is not sitting well with everyone. “When you have to persuade, through public relations, to accept a vaccination, it brings up a question about public health: Since when should public health be in the public relations business?” Dr. Jeff Barke, who treats COVID-19 patients daily, told The Epoch Times. “Public health should be providing the public with science and data and broad scientific and health recommendations. We should not be turning the public health department into an infomercial-type publicity machine.” Orange County supervisors approved the hiring of Idea Hall public relations firm during a 3-1 vote Jan. 12 in an effort to help officials with a mass vaccination effort. Supervisor Don Wagner, who opposed the contract, said he wanted to wait at least until a detailed budget was released …

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