Majority of reluctant unvaccinated adults find COVID-19 shots scarier than the virus, poll shows
(Worthy News) – Three-quarters of U.S. adults who say they will “definitely not” get a COVID-19 vaccine believe getting the shots is a bigger risk to their health than becoming infected with the coronavirus, according to a poll released Wednesday that underscores the challenges of getting the most resistant to come forward.
The Kaiser Family Foundation also found the majority of unvaccinated people believe the pandemic has been exaggerated in the news and are far less likely than vaccinated people to think the emergence of new variants will worsen the pandemic in the U.S. or their local areas.
President Biden, governors and the private sector are scrambling to lift a vaccination rate that remains stuck at around 50% of the U.S. population even as the delta variant of the coronavirus rips through pockets of the country. Some officials are pleading, while others are turning to mandates to compel vaccination.[ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]
Majority of Independent voters says federal government reporting on Covid vaccines is not unbiased
A new poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group in association with Convention of States Action, finds that Americans are losing confidence in the ability of the federal government to present unbiased information about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy.
Just over half of U.S. voters are, at this point, not confident that the federal government is reporting unbiased information related to the Covid-19 vaccines; 44.5% remain confident in the government’s ability to do so.
Those figures are further broken down by political affiliation to reveal that among Independents, the feds are underwater. Among the politically unaffiliated or affiliated with a non-mainstream party, 53.4% of voters said they are not confident in the unbiased nature of government vaccine information – 40% of those polled specified they were “not confident at all.”
GOP voters are just 24.5% confident in government vaccine reporting being unbiased, while 72.2% say they are not. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]