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Mark Hall was not fond of Duane Mitchell's appetizer selection.
"That sounds awful. No, thank you," Hall joked.
Soon, the icebreaker that got the two strangers chatting at the bar of a Gainesville, Fla., restaurant earlier this month turned into an over three-hour-long conversation about coronavirus vaccines.
"What do you think about the vaccine?" Hall asked after Mitchell disclosed that he was a researcher studying human diseases at the University of Florida.
Mitchell replied that he believed in the vaccine and that he had been vaccinated. But Hall had no plans to get the shot. Hall said he had done extensive research about the vaccines, but plenty of his questions remained unanswered.
"It was a back and forth," Mitchell, 50, told The Washington Post. "It was clear that he was skeptical, but he kept asking questions."
By the end of the dinner, the men exchanged numbers, and Hall cracked one more joke. He'd get the vaccine - but only if Mitchell gave it to him, the physician told The Post. To Mitchell's surprise, Hall followed through and texted him to schedule his appointment at the university's clinic. Five days after their chance meeting, Hall received his first shot.
Hall did not immediately respond to an interview request from The Post late Tuesday.
Although more than 187.7 million people have been fully vaccinated in the United States - more than half of the country's population - millions of Americans have yet to get immunized. Many remain skeptical about the vaccines' effectiveness despite public health experts' assurances that they are safe and reduce the chances of developing severe covid-19 symptoms. Some have changed their minds, while others have remained adamantly against the vaccine even on their deathbeds.
Hall had been skeptical about the coronavirus vaccine since the early stages of the pandemic. Although his wife got vaccinated, Hall had decided against it.
"I've been against the shot since the shot was even born," the Ocala, Fla., resident said in a University of Florida video. "Timelines weren't adding up for me. It seemed like the perfect storm."
When the Food and Drug Administration began approving the vaccines for emergency use, Hall was still not convinced. "It seemed like the information was forever changing. . . . I've stayed up dark, dark nights looking into information."
So when Mitchell sat beside him at the restaurant earlier this month, Hall wanted to know what the doctor thought.
"I literally just started bombarding him with questions," Hall said.
What did Mitchell know about the vaccines? What were the pros and cons? Was the information his friends shared on Facebook and TikTok reliable?
Mitchell answered the questions one after another over his steak and salad. By the time both men paid their bills, he offered Hall the option to schedule his vaccine appointment at the university's clinic.
"He's like, 'So, have I convinced you to maybe get your vaccine?'" Hall recounted in the video posted by UF. "I made a joke. I said, 'If you give it to me, I'll take it.'"
"Done. We'll figure out a way," he remembered Mitchell saying.
In reality, Mitchell had no expectations of Hall following through. So when Hall texted three days later to schedule his vaccine, the physician was overjoyed.
"It was his decision obviously, but to just have been able to play a small part in helping him come to that decision was really gratifying," he told The Post.
Mitchell stood feet away from Hall as he watched him get his first shot. The two men have stayed in touch, Mitchell said.
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BERLIN (Reuters) -Volkswagen's CEO Herbert Diess told a supervisory board meeting in September that the company could lose 30,000 jobs if it transitioned too slowly to electric vehicles (EVs), two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. Competition from new entrants to Germany's market, like Tesla, has pushed the company to speed up its transformation, Diess is said to have told attendees. The U.S. EV maker plans to produce 500,000 cars a year in Germany with 12,000 employees, while Volkswagen's 25,000 produce just 700,000 cars at its Wolfsburg plant.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said the carrier's operations were "much improved" Tuesday, with the airline canceling only a small fraction of its flights for the day after suffering massive disruptions over the weekend. Data from aviation tracker FlightAware showed 91 canceled Southwest flights as of Tuesday afternoon , about 2% of its schedule. An additional 242 flights were delayed. The figures were far lower than Monday, when the airline canceled more than 10% of flights and more than 40%
The Tesla CEO and Amazon founder are involved in two legal disputes, one over a NASA contract and the other involving a tussle before the Federal Communications Commission.
A mother whose 10-year-old daughter died of COVID-19 spoke at a school board meeting this week, warning that "COVID is not over."
Marist High School said an investigation found that kneeling was not isolated to one song, but it acknowledged students "were hurt by these actions."
All Nassib has done since his historic admission this summer is play pretty well for the Raiders. People like Gruden could learn a lot from him, if they're capable of learning to shed their prejudices at all.
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The "Star Trek" star said that staring into the blackness of space was like looking at death. "'Oh, that's death!' That's what I saw," he said.
Tanya Brown said her sister's death should not be portrayed as a joke.
WINCHESTER, Va. — As a lifelong Republican in her home state of Virginia, Tammy Yoder faithfully casts her ballot for those who want to lower taxes, oppose abortion and back other conservative causes. But the issue that transformed Yoder, a stay-at-home mother, from a reliable voter to the kind of person who brings three young children to an evening campaign rally was not her Christian values or her pocketbook. It was something even more personal, she said: what her children learn in school. Sig
A North Miami woman faces a child abandonment charge after leaving her toddler girl with two men she didn’t know at Mercy Hospital Tuesday morning.
"Those people giving [Trump] really, really bad advice were given carte blanche access to the president," Marc Short told author David Drucker.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that despite the Biden administration’s best efforts to deal with global supply-chain issues, it cannot guarantee that packages will arrive on time for Christmas.
The former English medical student retaliated against his ex-girlfriend after she ended their relationship.
Research by the nonprofit Climate Central shows how the tide will rise in some of the world’s cities if global warming is doubled beyond the 1.5°C goal set forth in the Paris climate agreement. That doubling will happen within 100 years if nations don’t act to combat climate change.
A TikTok user is sharing her trick for how to save money by buying airplane tickets at the airport.
Both women joined the daytime talk show in 2015 — and left the following year.
While the theme of the night was supposed to be Disney villains, a new one may have emerged in the form of judge Len Goodman, or at least whoever makes the show’s elimination rules.
Tech employees denounce their companies' contract to sell cloud services to Israel, which they said would allow further surveillance of Palestinians.
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EA has ended the beta phase of Battlefield 2042.
Now, the developer prepares for the imminent launch of this anticipated game.
As with every pre-release software, there were many issues with the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta. Although, there was fun to be had for sure.
Luckily, EA was prompt to collect feedback from players.
In detail, there are even some confirmed improvements coming to the launch build of Battlefield 2042.
The dust has now settled and EA provided some interesting statistics about its Battlefield 2042 Open Beta.
In a game as hectic as Battlefield 2042, statistics are assumed to contain some crazy information.
Thus, we are happy to confirm the statics from the beta do not disappoint.
Currently, EA confirmed the following about the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta:
In addition, EA confirmed other aspects such as the most fired weapons, top used equipment, and top used vehicles.
During the #Battlefield 2042 Open Beta you fired over 17 billion bullets, called in nearly 11 million Rangers, and jumped into almost 95 thousand tornadoes 🌪️ #BattlefieldBeta pic.twitter.com/23Smptlm89
If you participated in the open beta, you can consider yourself part of those crazy rangers who jumped into Battlefield 2042’s tornado.
It is no secret that Battlefield 2042 experienced a rough development stage and a marked identity crisis.
Namely, there have been clear indicators of development issues for the game all along.
After the open beta, EA was quick to note down feedback and promised some fixes for the launch build of Battlefield 2042.
Although, some think this is not enough as some fans are asking for another Battlefield 2042 delay.
Notably, key elements of the game such as its Specialists received mixed reviews.
We even have our own pitch on how this Specialist situation can be fixed in Battlefield 2042.
Currently, EA has not confirmed any additional delays.
Only time will tell if the developer ends up ultimately delivering the experience fans are asking for.