U.S. A third of adults are suspicious of COVID shots

NEW YORK (AP) – Nearly a dozen Americans say they will definitely or probably not get the Covid-1 vaccine, with some experts saying the new one is disappointing if the U.S. gains immunity to the herd and hopes to eradicate the epidemic. .

A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that%% of Americans plan or have already been vaccinated, 1% are sure they won’t and 1% may not . Many expressed doubts about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

Polls suggest U.S. The skepticism in the vaccination drive lasts for more than two months, a few people can cope with if any serious side effects occur. It has been found that there is greater resistance between young people, people without a college degree, black Americans and Republicans.

Leading government infectious disease scientist Dr. Ant. Anthony Fawcett estimates that the U.S. will continue to fight the war that killed 47,770,000 Americans. Inoculation needs to be done somewhere between 0% to 85% of the population. More recently, he said that spreading more infectious forms of the virus increases the need for more people to get their shots – and faster.

So is 67% of Americans enough?

“No. No, no, no, no, “said William Henage, an expert at Harvard University on the dynamics of the disease. He added:” You will need to increase the vaccination population significantly before you can see the real effect.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one million Americans, or about 10% of the population, have received at least one dose and 9.8 million have been fully vaccinated.

The 1,055 adult polls, conducted from February 1 to January 28, give a sense of skepticism.

Those who said they would definitely not get the vaccine, despite the safety record of the shots in recent months, cite concerns about 65% side effects. Almost the same percentage said they do not trust COVID-19 vaccines. And 38% said they don’t believe they need the vaccine, with the same share saying they don’t know if the Covid-11 vaccine will work and they don’t trust the government.

Of those who may not have received the vaccine but have not refused it altogether, 63% said they are waiting to see if they are safe, and 0% said they are concerned about possible side effects.

“I do not trust pharmaceuticals. I really don’t. And it doesn’t sound like it’s getting safe, “said Debra Nenez, a 67-year-old retired nurse from Erica Tucson.

Nanez said she has received shots of flu and pneumonia but is concerned about rumors about what is in the coronavirus vaccine, and her friends have the same hesitation.

“It will take me a while to research it to make sure it is safe. I just don’t want to take anything that hurts me. ”He said.

Baron Waker, a 42-year-old left-ins insulation founder from Parksburg, West Virginia, said he was in the “maybe not” column, at least for now.

He said if he was older, or lived in a densely populated area, he would consider vaccination more strongly. But, he is in a rural part of the country, he wears a mask and social distance, and he thinks the nation has a good chance of gaining mob immunity.

“I think before I get a chance to take the vaccine anyway, I have plenty of time to find out if there are any bad side effects and whether it’s worth getting.”

In interviews, some Americans expressed concern about the revolutionary pace with which vaccines were developed – less than a year.

“I think they’ve got it fast,” Waker said.

Echoed by Matt Helderman, 31, of Gray, South Carolina.

“I want to see more security data,” said Helderman, the Christian TV program’s video editor and co-producer. He also said he wanted to see more clarity on whether the vaccine is effective against new variants.

Health officials are trying to address concerns about vaccines with science.

Fusi said the U.S. Two vaccines – Pfizer and Modern – are being used.

Also, while vaccine development was unusually fast, it was the culmination of many years of research. And these vaccines went through a clinical trial involving thousands of people, whose final dose was monitored for 60 days. Other vaccine studies have found that harmful side effects almost always occur within 45 days.

“Security was certainly not compromised, nor was scientific integrity compromised,” Fawcett said. “Many people have doubts. But I think when you can explain facts and data to them, you can win them over. “

The survey found that older Americans, who are more susceptible to COVID-19, are more likely to say they have received a shot or may or may not have been vaccinated. Four out of 10 people under the age of 45 say they probably won’t or certainly won’t get the vaccine, compared to a quarter of older people.

Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to say that they have received a shot or have been vaccinated definitively or perhaps, 58% versus 57%. Among Hispanic Americans, 65% say they have or plan to receive this vaccine.

Public health experts have long known that some black Americans are distrustful of the medical establishment because of its history of abuse, including its infamous Tuskigi study, which does not treat black patients with syphilis so that doctors can study the disease.

Americans without a college degree degree are more likely than college college-educated people to say that they will definitely or probably not be vaccinated, 17% versus 40%. Republicans say more than Democrats, 44% versus 17%.


Fingerhoot reports from Washington.


January. An AP-NORC poll of 1,055 adults was conducted on 28 February. 1 Using a sample drawn from a NORC probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, designed as a representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 8.8 per cent.



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