U.S. public health experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci said the new crown could arrive as early as later this year,media BGR reported. However, a new poll shows that the number of Americans willing to get the new vaccine is actually decreasing.
“Not a vaccine can save us,” explains Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Institute for Global Health. “It’s vaccination.” In other words, enough people really need to be vaccinated before they have a broad impact on the entire population. According to estimates in the latest report, scientists believe that at least 60 percent of the population will need to be vaccinated to achieve the desired results (up to 80 percent of those who may need to be vaccinated). Yahoo News and YouGov have been surveying The American public for months, asking the following question: “If the new crown vaccine were on the market, would you get it?” Unfortunately, however, the number of people who answered “yes” has been declining.
In early May, 55 percent of respondents answered “yes” to the question.
In late May, that number dropped to 50 per cent.
By early July, that number had fallen to 46 per cent. Now, in the latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll, conducted July 28-30, only 41 percent of Americans say they plan to get a new dose, the smallest share of the poll to date.
“When Americans are asked if they will be vaccinated under certain reasonable conditions, their willingness to vaccinate decreases,” the survey said. “If the vaccine causes side effects or low efficacy, the willingness to vaccinate seems to be the most affected. Americans are divided on factors such as having to take multiple doses of the vaccine or whether they need to wait a long time to get vaccinated. “
Democrats’ support for vaccinations is fairly solid, according to the survey, while independents and Republicans are “more likely to say that they will not be vaccinated if they are vaccinated at the same time — including multiple vaccinations or long waiting times.”