Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

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By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Eight successful 10 American adults who haven't received a COVID-19 changeable accidental they are improbable to get one, a caller survey shows.

The results mean "that determination volition beryllium much preventable cases, much preventable hospitalizations and much preventable deaths," Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious illness specializer astatine Johns Hopkins University successful Baltimore, told the Associated Press.

Among those who haven't been vaccinated, 35% said they're improbable to get vaccinated and 45% accidental they decidedly won't, portion lone 3% said they'll decidedly get the shots and 16% said they astir apt will, according to the canvass from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Even though vaccines person been shown to supply beardown extortion against the caller coronavirus, the canvass besides recovered that 64% of unvaccinated adults person small to nary assurance the shots are effectual against coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant that accounts for 83% of caller cases successful the United States, the AP reported.

Among those already vaccinated, 86% of those person astatine slightest immoderate assurance that the vaccines volition support them.

"We ever knew immoderate proportionality of the colonisation would beryllium hard to persuade, nary substance what the information showed, [and] a batch of radical are beyond persuasion," Adalja told the AP.

COVID-19 cases successful the United States person astir tripled implicit the past 2 weeks. Like different apical officials, Adalja says the existent spike successful cases is "a pandemic of the unvaccinated," due to the fact that they relationship for astir each COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.

Politics seems cardinal : The canvass besides recovered that 43% of Republicans said they haven't had a changeable and decidedly oregon astir apt won't get one, compared with conscionable 10% of Democrats, the AP reported.

There are besides important age- and education-related differences. While 37% of adults younger than 45 said they haven't been and apt won't get vaccinated, lone 16% of older respondents said the aforesaid thing. Nearly one-third (30%) of those without a assemblage grade said they haven't had and aren't apt to get a shot, compared with 18% of those with a assemblage degree.

Overall, 56.4% of each Americans, including children, person received astatine slightest 1 dose of the vaccine, according to the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SOURCE: Associated Press

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