There are a lot of Americans who don’t trust doctors, the country’s authorities, and the vaccine manufacturers when it comes to the jabs for COVID. They invoke a lot of reasons, and we want to say right from the start that we’re not here to contradict them or those who believe that vaccines for COVID should be mandatory.
Let’s take a look at what happens in the US, the country that has been the most affected by the ongoing pandemic: 42% of the population has been fully vaccinated for COVID until now, according to Our World in Data. While the majority of Americans are still not willing to take a COVID vaccine, some clues show that they might not change their minds too soon.
78 percent of unvaccinated Americans choose to remain skeptical
The Hill writes about a new Gallup poll that reveals that 78 percent of unvaccinated Americans aren’t willing to reconsider their plans. More than 3 in 4 people from the US who didn’t get vaccinated for the coronavirus say that it’s unlikely they ever will. More than half of those unvaccinated, meaning 51 percent, said that they’re ‘not likely at all’ to receive a vaccine for COVID.
Only 1 in 5 adults who are skeptical about vaccinations said that there are chances for them to change their decision. Two percent of them said that there is ‘very likely’ to choose a vaccine, while 19 percent revealed that they’re ‘somewhat likely’ to ever get vaccinated.
Although in the last weeks, the COVID infections and deaths in the US are facing a major decline, the overall official numbers are terrifying, according to worldometers.info. The country reported over 34 million infections and a death toll that exceeds 612,000 souls.