An educational center tries to combat youth reluctance to get vaccinated in California Hollywood-style: with a staging that includes a Super Hero that destroy the villain Coronavirus with information about vaccines.
“We thought this work to educate on the importance of vaccines, especially for youths“, says Valentina Sanabria, director of the play presented this week by the health education center Sun, in the city of San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.
On “Captain Empathy vs. Covid-19”, doctors lament the increase in hospitalizations, “mostly unvaccinated youth“, While Coronavirus, a villain with a malevolent laugh, spreads lies about the effects of vaccination to expand your domain.
VIDEO: Californian community organization ‘El Sol’ is bringing a Hollywood-style twist to the fight against Covid-19 with its new play, ‘Captain Empath vs. Covid-19 ‘ pic.twitter.com/BRF8Ujy6Wf
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The Captain Empathy, in a blue suit and yellow cape, disarms Coronavirus by convincing two young men of immunize.
The work of the center Sun, focused on health education, aims especially at the most youths who resist receiving the anticovid vaccine.
The work reproduces the situation of the county of San Bernardino, to which the homonymous city belongs, where cases have increased 48 percent in the past two weeks and the curve of hospitalizations it is also on the rise.
Although vaccination is free and sufficient doses are availableAlmost half of the county’s population (2.18 million people) remain unvaccinated. According to official numbers, the stripes between 12 and 17 years (39 percent) and between 18 and 34 years (46.8 percent) record the lower vaccination rates.
“There are many people who they resist the vaccine (…) because of the rumors that there have been, that a chip, that they do not know that it is there in the vaccine, who has not spent enough time to look well and educate himself, “explains Sanabria.
“We do this to fight misinformation (…) Not getting vaccinated puts the whole family at risk, “says Natanael Chávez, who plays the Captain Empathy.
“I thought that since I already had covid, I already had antibodies, I did not need to be vaccinated, “says Julia Pérez, 26, who just plays one of the girls who he refused to be vaccinated. “Here they let me know that it is important (to get vaccinated),” said Pérez, who, like his character, will receive the immunizer.
In the United States, 51 percent of the population is fully immunized against covid-19, with adults over 65 years of age registering the highest vaccination rate with 81 percent.