Only Half of Americans Say They’d Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus, New Poll Shows


Only half of Americans say they intend to get vaccinated towards the novel coronavirus, in response to a brand new ballot.

According to the ballot, 50 % of respondents mentioned they plan to get vaccinated for the virus, “if and when a coronavirus vaccine becomes available.” Comparatively, 23 % mentioned they will not get vaccinated and 27 % mentioned they weren’t certain.

The outcomes present a lower within the proportion of Americans that mentioned they intend to get vaccinated towards the virus, as 55 % mentioned sure in a Yahoo News/YouGov ballot revealed on May 8.

The findings from the ballot modified drastically when respondents had been recognized by who they voted for within the 2016 presidential election. According to the ballot, 72 % of those that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 mentioned they plan to get vaccinated whereas 44 % of those who voted for President Donald Trump mentioned the identical.

The ballot was performed by Yahoo News/YouGov from May 20 to 21 and surveyed 1,640 U.S. adults. The margin of error is plus or minus three proportion factors.

Another ballot, performed by Reuters/Ipsos, discovered related outcomes, with 24 % of Americans saying they weren’t inoculated, with 14 % saying they had been “not at all interested.” This ballot additionally discovered that greater than 40 % of respondents who weren’t being vaccinated believed it was riskier than the virus itself and half mentioned they had been fearful in regards to the velocity by which the vaccine was being developed.

The Reuters/Ipsos ballot surveyed 4,428 Americans from May 13 to May 19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 proportion factors.

The findings from each of those polls come shortly after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mentioned that it was collaborating with the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca to provide at the least 300 million doses of AZD1222, a possible coronavirus vaccine.

Only Half of Americans Say They'd Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus, New Poll Shows
A protester holds an anti-vaccination signal as supporters of President Donald Trump rally to reopen California because the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, on May 16, 2020 in Woodland Hills, California. David McNew/Getty

In a latest assertion, HHS Secretary Alex Azar mentioned the vaccine was essential to permitting Americans to return to normalcy.

“Getting a vaccine to the American public as soon as possible is one part of President Trump’s multi-faceted strategy for safely reopening our country and bringing life back to normal, which is essential to Americans’ physical and mental well-being in so many ways,” Azar mentioned.

Newsweek reached out to HHS for touch upon the ballot findings however didn’t obtain a response in time for publication.

The Yahoo News/You Gov Poll additionally discovered that just about half of Trump voters, 49 %, suppose that the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, is an efficient therapy towards the novel coronavirus, whereas 17 % mentioned they imagine it’s ineffective.

In comparability, solely 5 % of those who voted for Clinton in 2016 mentioned they imagine the drug was an efficient therapy whereas 73 % mentioned it isn’t.