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Collected Item: “Covid Vaccination Efforts”

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Covid Vaccination Efforts

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newpaper article

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In the age of Covid, misinformation and disinformation runs rampant and we must meet this challenge with unconventional methods. The use of wrestling events to convince people to get vaccinated demonstrates a gendered response to the problem. What does a 'masculinized' approach say about rural and/or Appalachian culture? Is it now considered weak to comply?

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#covidinappalachia, #covidvaccines

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https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/09/14/in-eastern-kentucky-wrestling-and-covid-vaccines-groups-promote-shots/8316576002/

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The Louisville Courier-Journal

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2021-10-08
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