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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area. His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM. His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

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Nov 19, 2020




Almost two-thirds of parents want their children to have the CoVid vaccine, but that percentage varies widely with parental age, gender, marital status, education, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.  Collaborators at Northwestern and Vanderbilt Universities surveyed 1008 parents.


Parents over 46 were 17% more likely to vaccinate.  Surprisingly fathers were 10% more likely.  Married parents approve it 14.5% more often.  College-educated parents are 19% more likely to vaccinate.  Asians are most likely to vaccinate at 76% followed by hispanics at 65%, whites at 61%, and blacks at 55%.  Those with the highest family income are 22% more likely to vaccinate compared with those at the bottom of the income scale.


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