Rutgers University-Camden and a local nonprofit recruited 15 barbers to help answer client questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Other barbers and hair salons are working on a similar initiative. Public health officials in Philadelphia want people to go to barbershops for a haircut, a shave – sure – but also for a healthy dose of the truth when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. But as WHYY’s Ximena Conde reports, fighting misinformation is hard. Javan Rankines is a barber at Essential Blends Hair Studio in Camden, N.J. He says when people in his chair bring up the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s often with suspicion, which he tries to address. To read the full story.