Segment 1: The annual influenza vaccination is still considered the best way to protect against the virus and its complications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend that everyone six months and older get a yearly flu shot, yet the CDC estimates only about 45% of American adults got it during the prior flu season. Two public health professionals address the misconceptions and myths that keep people from getting vaccinated.
- Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, professor and interim dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
- Charles Cohlmia, Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness division manager for the Jackson County Health Department
Segment 2, beginning at 25:45: Author finds logic and rational reasoning is unlikely to change minds.
In doing a story for "This American Life," writer Eleanor Gordon-Smith discovered that trying to reason with the men who catcalled her did not change their minds or behavior. Surprised by the ineffectiveness of her logical arguments, she set out to discover what works when it comes to changing the minds of others, and even our own.
- Eleanor Gordon-Smith, author of "Stop Being Reasonable: How We Really Change Our Minds"