More than Half of Americans REJECT COVID-19 Vaccine, Survey Shows

Last year a study in the UK has found that 50% of the country’s population may refuse a coronavirus vaccination if one becomes available. Now as Americans get their first and second Covid-19 vaccines, a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Project found that more than half of the United States citizens are delaying getting the Covid-19 vaccines. Top among their concerns is safety-especially at the speed at which the vaccine is developed and rolled out,

In the article below taken from gives a detailed analysis on the reasons behind this.

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The mainstream media makes COVID-19 vaccines sound like a rousing success with everyone clamoring to get in line, but a new survey shows that more than half of Americans plan to delay getting the vaccine or even refuse to get it altogether. In fact, just 41 percent of those who participated in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking project said they were eager to get the shot as soon as possible.

Among those who are not eager to get the vaccine, 31 percent say they’d rather wait to see more results of the vaccines, 13 percent said they are certain they will not get the shot, and 7 percent said they would only get the shot if they were absolutely required to do so for school, work or other activities.

Among the most reluctant groups to get vaccinated were Republicans, adults in rural areas, lower-income households and those from black and Hispanic backgrounds. Black and Hispanic adults were significantly more likely than white adults to say they would rather wait to see how the vaccine goes for others before getting it themselves at 43 and 37 percent versus 26 percent. Meanwhile, 43 percent of young adults aged 18 to 29 said they would like to “wait and see.”

Those who are more willing to get the vaccine are people aged 65 and older, Democrats, and people who have serious health conditions.

When it comes to political parties, 64% of Democrats said they have already been vaccinated or would like to get their shot as quickly as possible; just 32% of Republicans said the same, with a quarter definitely refusing the vaccine. Vaccine enthusiasm rose for Democrats and Independents over a previous poll in December, but it did not shift among Republicans.

Sixty-eight percent of people who are unwilling to get the vaccine said that it is due to concerns about the long-term effects, while 59 percent were concerned they would experience serious side effects from it. Fifty-five percent said they believed the vaccines are not as safe as claimed, while 53 percent said they felt they were not as effective as claimed. Just under a third worried it could cause the virus itself. These fears are not surprising given how quickly the vaccine was rushed through to market, bypassing the typical vaccine testing in a program named Operation Warp Speed.

A similar study carried out by the University of California, Davis, of more than 800 people found that a third of Americans are unlikely or hesitant to get the jab. The top four reasons for hesitating were worries about the side effects, concerns over allergic reactions, doubts about its effectiveness, and a preference for allowing immunity to develop naturally via infection.

According to Assistant Teaching Professor Jeanette B. Ruiz, the speed of the vaccine’s development was a common point of concern, with many wondering whether corners might have been cut in terms of efficacy and safety.

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About the Author: Bolaji Alli is a blog that is part of Wholistica,org-an organisation committed to empowering the physical well being of humanity. It's founder Bolaji Alli is one of the world’s leading naturopathic nutritionist. He has made it his life’s mission to challenge conventional medical beliefs and bring to his patients the latest breakthroughs in natural treatments and protocols to diseases once thought to be “incurable.”

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