The new crown vaccine is undoubtedly one of the hottest COVID-19 topics. Several candidate vaccines are already in a critical development phase, through which research will tell researchers whether they can effectively fight the new coronavirus and use it safely. A few days ago, the Trump administration issued an emergency authorization for plasma therapy, and some feared the same could happen with vaccines.
In the U.S. and Europe, three vaccines have reached phase III, and others are expected to announce the final phase of the study in the coming months. At least three vaccines are in their final stages at home, and Russia has its own experimental vaccine.
A new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans won’t get vaccinated when the COVID-19 vaccine first available, a significant increase from the previous survey.
According to a USA Today/Suffolk survey of 1,000 U.S. users over the weekend, two-thirds of respondents said they would not be the first to get vaccinated after the new vaccine went on sale, and a quarter said they would never get vaccinated. Forty-four percent of respondents said they would not get vaccinated until others received it.
Between those who said they would be vaccinated, 27 percent said they would get vaccinated once the vaccine went on the market, and some (6 percent) said they had not decided yet. People over the age of 75 are most likely to say they will be vaccinated, but respondents under the age of 24 say they will be vaccinated immediately or based on the results of other people’s vaccinations.
A whopping 86 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of Republicans will be vaccinated at some point, while the ratio is the same for men and women. The poll also showed that Hispanic voters (17 percent) and black voters (15 percent) were less likely than white voters (31 percent) to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.
If the government imposed vaccinations, 41 percent of respondents would not, while 50 percent would agree to be vaccinated. However, In a recent speech, Folzi explained that the government would have no way to force the COVID-19 vaccine.