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The Washington Post: Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities endorse vaccines. Experts say their pleas may not help.

From The Washington Post: 

Jennifer Aniston is best known for her role in “Friends,” but these days the actress is avoiding some members of her inner circle who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Last week, her InStyle interview made headlines after she told the magazine that people have a “moral and professional obligation to inform” others about their vaccination status.

“I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose, and it was unfortunate,” Aniston said to the magazine. High-profile stars and influencers can be useful, said Damon Centola, a Penn sociology professor. Their wide recognition and admiration make them essential for marketing products and raising awareness. The problem comes when the sell is a more complex idea that involves social norms. In those cases, he said, relying on fame and influence generally has been unsuccessful. Read the full story in The Washington Post. 

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