A poll recently conducted among the unvaccinated Americans reveals that most of them don’t want the shots.
Most Americans who are yet to receive COVID 19 vaccination say that they will stay away from the jabs. They don’t believe that the jabs will protect them from the Delta variant. This highlights the tough challenge health officials face in vaccinating the entire country.
Vaccines will protect the country from the ravaging Delta virus, evidence show. Still, most of the unvaccinated Americans say they may not receive the shots. They don’t believe in the efficacy of these jabs against the Delta variant.
35% of the unvaccinated adult population in the country says that they may not roll up their sleeves for the jabs. 45% is sure that they won’t receive the vaccination. Only 3% of them said that they will definitely get vaccinated. 16% is thinking about it. The concerning thing is that 64% of unvaccinated Americans don’t believe that vaccines will protect them from the emerging variants of the virus. Evidence, however, show the opposite.
Most Unvaccinated Americans Don’t Want The Shots, A Survey Reveals
Vaccinated people, on the other hand, expressed confidence that vaccines will protect them from infections. This, according to scientists, shows one thing. The country will witness a preventable surge; in severe illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths.
Health officials already knew that certain sections of the people will be reluctant to get vaccinated. Some among them will even beyond any form of persuasion.
According to health experts, the current surge is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. They say this because almost all hospitalizations and deaths come from among the unvaccinated sections of the country.
This survey was done before the Republicans too began urging people to get vaccinated. They urged hesitation in the past. Their attitude changed when the country began to witness another surge, of the Delta variant. The number of cases tripled in 14 days.
At the national level, 56% of the population including children has received at least one dose of the vaccine. And according to the White House, the vaccination drive is gaining momentum. This is happening mostly in those States where the rate of vaccination is low and the number of infections is quite high. Even then, only 46% of the population in Louisiana has received at least one dose of the vaccine. It, however, reported more than 5388 new cases on Wednesday. This is the third-highest from the time when the pandemic started. There is also an increase in hospitalizations.
The survey also found that up to 54% of Americans are anxious that their loved ones will get the infection. 27% among them are very concerned in the matter. The survey also shows that Democrats are more concerned about their loved ones being infected than their Republican counterparts.
Some don’t think that they should get vaccinated. Their localities are relatively safer. And they don’t see any other. Combined with a good immune system, they are relatively safe. For some, peer pressure is the main villain. Their friends are asking them to get vaccinated. It is their civic responsibility, they tell them.
There are those who believe in the efficacy of vaccines. But they have only emergency use authorization from the FDA.
Even some Republicans approve of President Biden’s response to the situation. According to them, he showed the signs of a good leader. Most Americans approve of President Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Some approve of his overall leadership.
The White House, during a press briefing on Friday, said that it managed to prompt a large number of people to get vaccinated. They have to protect themselves, save their loved ones and help those around them. They have to decide that they will not become spreaders of the virus.
The campaign was partly successful; more than 5000000 people received the shots.