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By Kimball Shinkoskey
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Fear of needles, authority

 

October 28, 2021

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New research is showing vaccine hesitancy or opposition may not all be related to politics. Often it is related to fear, anxiety, and mistrust.

Many of the unvaccinated frankly fear needles. The anxiety of submitting to the needle may bring on a panic attack because of injection phobia. Private rooms and an emotional support partner can help. Also, the media may need to tone down the daily video extravaganza showing people getting jabbed. These portrayals feel a little bit like public lynchings to many folks.

Anxiety manifests not only in the physical and emotional, but in the rational - th...



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