A lot of Republicans either do NOT want to take the vaccine when it becomes available or do not think it’s necessary for them take….
Experts believe that it will do so without containment until enough Americans are immune to the virus that it can’t spread easily. And to reach that level of immunity, we’ll either need to see millions more infections — or a vaccine.
In other words, the way America can most safely return to normal life is with the development and distribution of a vaccine immunizing people against the virus. President Trump has made this a focal point of the government’s efforts, pledging a widely available vaccine by the end of the year. While experts doubt this will happen, Trump continues to use the availability of a vaccine as a point of optimism in his administration’s handling of the pandemic.
What’s odd about Trump’s focus on the vaccine, though, is that it’s Republicans who are most likely to say not only that they wouldn’t get a free coronavirus vaccine but, moreover, that they don’t see a vaccine as necessary in the first place.
That finding comes from new polling conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News. Most Americans, more than 7 in 10, say they would get a free vaccine, with 43 percent saying they would definitely do so. Among Republicans, though, only 58 percent say they would probably or definitely get the vaccine — with a quarter saying they definitely wouldn’t….
To be fair…
There IS a sizeable part of the American population that is anti-vaccine ac ross the board….