Beginning in early 2020, sniffling, sneezing or coughing in public became repellent behavior. The onset of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world created a health crisis for which there was and still is no solution. Wearing face masks, staying at home, keeping 6 feet distance and getting vaccinated continue to be polarizing topics of discussion.
When asked about the status of the COVID vaccine and vaccination rollouts around the world, Mirja Riester, Chief Strategy Officer, RIESTER RX shared, “the pandemic has created a lot of emotions that are not necessarily advantageous… a lot of people are afraid, there is a lot of uncertainty among folks, a lot of anxiety that people have for their livelihood. The disruption [that the pandemic has caused to everyday life] has really created these underlying emotions that are making us very cautious and very risk-adverse in total.”
Listen to the podcast below featuring Mirja Riester to hear how we can move beyond the pandemic by separating public health from political issues and allowing data to speak for itself.