It's Friday. Once an anti-vaccine stronghold, Marin County has become an unlikely champion of Covid-19 shots. Also, should social justice be part of California's math curriculum? The pocket of California that has emerged as a leader in Covid-19 vaccinations may come as a surprise. Seventy-eight percent of people living in Marin County are fully vaccinated against Covid — the highest rate of any county in California (and just about anywhere in the nation). But Marin County, a wealthy enclave across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, has historically been a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment, a place where many have long shunned routine immunizations. There are a few possible explanations for the apparent change of heart: The coronavirus pandemic has made the need for vaccinations very real while shifting the politics around getting shots. And anti-vaccine reputation aside, Marin County fits the profile of a highly vaccinated place: rich, college-educated and liberal. But perhaps more important, Covid-19 vaccinations thus far have mostly been limited to adults, with resistance to vaccines long focused on possible effects on young children — for whom Covid-19 vaccines became available only this week . "What we think of as anti-vaxxers — and historically in Marin… Read full this story
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