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CURRENT EVENT | JULY 19, 2021

Trust in Doctors Boosts Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccination rates in the U.S. are slowing, and many people who remain unvaccinated feel hesitant about getting the shot. Primary care doctors are playing an increasingly critical part in the next wave of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus. Doctors often have the trust and respect of their patients and can answer their questions, address their concerns, and help guide their decision-making around getting vaccinated. Listen to hear patients and medical professionals discuss the important role primary care doctors can play in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update: Since this story first aired, the vaccination rate in Texas has risen to just over half, and the Fair Park vaccination site has closed.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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