While the narrative has been the vaccine would be the ‘all clean’ thing?
While some Americans are already taking the vaccine?
Turns out a LOT of other people want NOTHING to do with one once they would become available….
Two-thirds of U.S. voters say they won’t try to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as it becomes available, and one in four say they don’t want to ever get it, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll released the same week that the number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 6 million.
“I don’t plan on being anyone’s guinea pig,” said Ebony Dew, an independent from Capitol Heights, Maryland. “I don’t plan on getting it at all.”
The 40-year-old access control specialist questions the safety of a potential vaccine, echoing concerns shared by millions of Americans.
“I feel like their testing is a trial and error,” Dew said. “And I also feel that they don’t really know all that much about this virus, so how can they create a cure for it just yet?”
The poll of 1,000 voters follows similar surveys in the past month that indicate as many as one-third of Americans would decline a vaccine, fueled by mistrust of the Trump administration’s push to speed up its development as well as a sizable slice of the country that generally opposes immunizations of any kind.
Paleologos on the poll:We’re witnessing a citizenry growing distrustful of government, institutions….