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Meet the friendly neighbor epidemiologist encouraging her fellow Christians to get vaccinated

The Washington Post (RNS), May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Meet the friendly neighbor epidemiologist encouraging her fellow Christians to get vaccinated

There’s a reason why the Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist approach has resonated with so many Christians, according to Aaron Kheriaty, director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI [School of Medicine]. “I think one of the reasons there’s serious engagement with Dr. Smith’s website is that this is a Facebook page that doesn’t just engage in sloganeering. It tries to unpack complicated science for the lay public, and people are obviously hungry for that,” Kheriaty said …