A month and a half ago, the vaccination campaign against the CCP virus began in the United States, and more than 30 million citizens have already been vaccinated. But a recent survey warns that 1 in 3 Americans refuse to get the vaccine, arguing distrust because of its possible adverse effects and the political and economic interests behind it.
A recent poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC published by Newsmax found that 15% of respondents are certain they will not, and 17% say they probably will not. Many expressed doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
A month and a half after the start of vaccination roll-out, there are more uncertainties than certainties about the vaccine due to its adverse results, its dubious effectiveness on the virus, the emergence of new strains that the vaccine would not cover, and the already known economic and political interests surrounding the vaccine.
This combination of uncertainties generated the results of the survey: 1 out of 3 Americans refuse to receive the vaccine against the CCP virus.
Of those who said they will definitely not receive the vaccine, 65% cited concerns about side effects and about the same percentage said they do not trust vaccines.
In addition, 38% felt they don’t need a vaccine and a similar percentage argued that there is no certainty that the vaccine will actually work and they also do not trust the current government.
Other reports have drawn attention because they indicate that a large percentage of those who will not get the vaccine belong to the health system, that is to say, that they know from the inside how the political and sanitary functioning of the issue works.
A survey published in December by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Vaccine Attitude Monitoring Project shows that 29% of health care workers are “hesitant to get vaccinated”.
Both surveys reflect that Republicans are much more reluctant than Democrats to get the virus vaccine. This is quite logical, given that Democratic politicians, for the most part, turned out to be staunch supporters of the vaccine, even before they knew its effects.
Other reports in recent weeks show that high rates of front-line health care personnel are refusing the vaccine outright.
In Ohio, for example, 60% of nursing home workers have refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine—a figure that Governor Mike DeWine confirmed.
In the same vein, California public health officials acknowledged that about 50% of front-line workers in Riverside County did not want to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, refusal rose to more than half among workers at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.
The vaccine issue is the subject of long-standing controversy, not least because of the history of adverse effects shown by other vaccines developed by the same labs that in 2020 created vaccines for the CCP virus.
But, in addition, since the vaccination campaign began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recorded thousands of cases of adverse effects in different parts of the United States.