COVID-19 vaccine acceptance reaches ‘historical level of distrust,’ poll finds

Katie Adams –
Monday, October 19th, 2020
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The change is reflective of the countrys increasing concern that the COVID-19 vaccine approval process is more affected by politics than science.

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The poll revealed the distrust is gaining more prominence amongst Black Americans than white Americans. The October survey revealed 59 percent of white participants would get vaccinated as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is offered, below 70 percent from the polls mid-August version, and only 43 percent of Black participants would get vaccinated as quickly as a COVID-19 vaccine is offered, below 65 percent.

The poll collected actions from 2,050 people from Oct. 7-10. Fifty-eight percent of participants said they would get vaccinated as quickly as a COVID-19 vaccine became offered, below 69 percent from the surveys mid-August iteration.

” Theres a historical level of mistrust,” Rob Jekielek, managing director of the Harris Poll, informed STAT. “And when you consider stalling the spread of COVID-19, these findings indicate that we deal with an increasingly bigger problem.”.

The percentage of Americans who say they are most likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as one becomes available is dwindling, according to a current study performed by STAT and the Harris Poll.

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