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CUNY TV Special: COVID-19 Vaccines – Myths and Misconceptions

CUNY TV airs a variety of special programming throughout the year, from arts and music specials including opera and ballet, to public affairs program. In a recent segment that aired on April 14, Dr. Scott Ratzan joins Jitendra Barmecha Associate Professor, CUNY School of Medicine and Arva Rice President and CEO, New York Urban League […]

Educate to Vaccinate Event Promotes COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge

Update: a recording of the event is now available! (Passcode: %@vyo7?f) This news story was originally published on the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) website on April 30, following the Business Partners to CONVINCE event “Educate to Vaccinate: The Role of Employers” on April 29. Following the launch of The USCIB Foundation’s Business […]

Time Magazine: Scott Ratzan & Heidi Larson Quoted in “Will Trust in the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recover? Europe’s AstraZeneca Experience Suggests Not”

This article, authored by Tara Law, was originally published by Time Magazine on April 20, 2021. In the article, public health experts Dr. Scott Ratzan and Heidi Larson share their expertise and discuss factors around both vaccine hesitancy and confidence across several major countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France. When the […]

NPR: Scott Ratzan Joins Podcast Episode “Pandemic Devastates Latino Community in Kings County”

Dr. Scott Razan contributes to this NPR podcast on April 19 sharing his thoughts on the J&J vaccine pause. In Kings County, there’s been a 90% increase in deaths among Latino immigrants between 2019 and 2020. That’s according to a data analysis by UC Merced. Reporter: Madi Bolanos, Valley Public Radio Tax day is less […]

WINK News: Scott Ratzan Discusses Vaccine Hesitancy and J&J Vaccine

Dr. Scott Ratzan contributed to a segment by WINK News on vaccine hesitancy resulting from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The recent pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may have people thinking twice about getting vaccinated. Reports indicate one person died and at least six others developed blood clots after getting the J&J shot. […]

iHeartRadio: Joe Bartlett & Dr. Scott Ratzan Discuss Vaccine Hesitancy and Workplace Vaccination Requirements

The WOR Saturday Morning Show Morning news anchor Joe Bartlett speaks with Dr. Scott Ratzan on the issue and causes of vaccine hesitancy, workplace vaccination requirements, and the role of Business Partners to CONVINCE. Clip: iHeartRadio: Joe Bartlett & Scott Ratzan 4-17-21 – The WOR Saturday Morning Show Spreaker Podcast: Joe Bartlett & Scott Ratzan […]

WebMD: Ratzan Comments in Article on “CDC Panel: Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine to Remain for Now”

This article was originally published on April 14, 2021 on, titled “CDC Panel: Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine to Remain for Now” and authored by Marcia Frellick. April 14, 2021 – The recommended pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will last at least another week after a CDC advisory committee on Wednesday […]

NFID: Scott Ratzan Blog on Effective Communications – The “Secret Sauce” for COVID-19 Vaccination

This blog post was created and posted by NFID on March 25, 2021. Business Partners to CONVINCE executive director Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, MA wrote this guest blog post on effective communications to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Ratzan participated in the January 2021 National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) expert roundtable which […]

CUNY Podcast: Convincing America to Vax Up

The nation’s supply of Covid vaccines is opening up rapidly, but will vaccine hesitancy –and refusal– prevent us from reaching the 75 to 85 percent vaccination rate needed to end the pandemic? The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy has launched CONVINCE USA, part of a global project to reduce ungrounded fears and […]

CUNY Podcast: Reaching Vaccine Resisters, CONVINCE USA

Linda Hirsch speaks with Dr. Scott Ratzan about CONVINCE USA, a global project to promote confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. An examination of the beliefs and concerns people have about immunization and what we all need to know to be convinced of their value and safety.