About 70% of voters said they would take the Covid-19 vaccine, although many want to wait until it becomes available for a while to see if there are major problems or side effects, a new Wall Street Journal poll said. NBC News shows.
The survey found that 20% of respondents said they would get a vaccine as soon as it became available, while about half of respondents wanted to wait until they learned more about the shot.
“You really have a high degree of restraint to be first on the line,” said Kate Friedley, a Democratic sociologist working with Republican Bill McInterf.
Seventeen percent said they would not get vaccinated at all, according to the poll. Ten percent say they will eventually get the vaccine, but only if it is mandatory.
Together, the percentage of people who would not like to be vaccinated is 27%, according to the survey. Other recent studies have also found that about a third of respondents oppose vaccination.
If too many people refuse to take pictures, businesses, schools and other establishments will not be able to reopen safely, according to health authorities, as the effectiveness of vaccines depends not only on how well each of them works in a person, but also from how widely they are used.
To achieve so-called herd immunity to Covid-1
Yet the relatively rapid development of the shots, along with guerrilla fears that the Trump administration would speed them up, helped raise concerns about the safety of the shots, which authorities said were necessary for the herd’s immunity.
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“Unfortunately, this pandemic and vaccine development have become politicized,” said Dr. Archana Chatterjee, dean of the Chicago School of Medicine at the University of Science and Medicine, Rosalind Franklin, who is a member of a committee advising the US Food and Drug Administration on vaccines.
“What we would normally rely on, namely the trust of doctors, the trust of scientists and the government processes that ensure the safety and efficacy of vaccines, have really been undermined,” she said.
The challenges of convincing people who are hesitant to get a vaccine, at least initially, may be exacerbated by recent pauses in testing two of the leading candidates. Studies testing photos from AstraZeneca PLC and Johnson & Johnson are pending while safety concerns are investigated.
Emily Brunson, a medical anthropologist at Texas State University who studies vaccine variability, said the results of the study showed more scope and education was needed to achieve a high enough acceptance rate to achieve herd immunity.
The survey shows that many hesitant people “do not oppose, but do not sell completely,” she said.
“We need to convince people to get vaccinated,” said Christoph Weber, CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical. Co.
He expects that efforts to educate people about the benefits of vaccination to stop the spread of Covid-19 will help.
Vaccines from Modern Inc.,
as well as one from Pfizer Inc.
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are also in the late stages of testing. Company executives said key, but preliminary test results could come later this month or next month.
The Journal / NBC News survey interviewed 1,000 registered voters from October 9-12. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
The survey does not specify in detail the reasons why respondents may or may not be interested in getting a vaccine.
Only 10% of blacks said they would get the vaccine once it became available, compared with 20% of whites and 12% of Spaniards, according to the survey. Thirty percent of blacks said they would not get the vaccine at all, compared to 15 percent of whites and 20 percent of Spaniards, according to a WSJ / NBC poll.
“There is a long history of mistrust, abuse and racism reflected in the numbers,” said Dr. Kausar Talaat, an assistant professor in international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The poll found that 82% of registered Democrats will get vaccinated as soon as they learn about the side effects, compared to 62% of those who voted in the Republic. The study also found that people with higher or higher education were more likely to say they would get the vaccine.
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