COVID-19 made us keep our distance. Disagreements about vaccination are driving us further apart. It’s time to talk openly and honestly, with empathy and without judgment, about vaccination—because we can’t wait any longer.
The Costs of Waiting
More than 110,000 eating and drinking establishments closed for business in 2020 because of the pandemic.
National Restaurant Association
Over 2.3 million women completely dropped out of the labor force between February 2020 and February 2021.
National Women’s Law Center
More than 1,100 colleges and universities in the United States cancelled in-person classes.
National Association of College and University Business Officers
Travel spending in 2020 fell an unprecedented 42% between 2019 and 2020.
U.S. Travel Association
In the fall of 2020, the average math achievement of U.S. students was 5 to 10 percentile points lower than the previous fall.
Center for School and Student Progress
Meet Kerry Washington
“In the midst of a global health crisis, it is important that we are there for the ones we love and are committed to keeping them safe. I know that the person most effective in creating change in a family or community is someone in that family or community. That’s why I’ve joined The Costs of Waiting, to help us all figure out how to have better conversations about vaccination.”
--Kerry Washington, Award-Winning Actress, Advocate