The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines ft. Dr. Seema Yasmin
40% of Americans don't want to get vaccinated
US Department of Health and Human Services plans to spend $ 250 million to convince citizens of the safety of vaccinations against coronavirus.
Last week, mass vaccination of the population against Covid-19 began in the United States, but this is not a guarantee of success in the fight against the pandemic..
According to a Pew Research Center poll of 12,648 American adults from Nov. 18 to Nov. 29, 4 out of 10 Americans believe they «definitely» or «probably» will not be vaccinated.
While this is slightly better than the September poll results, which showed that almost 50% of respondents were inclined to abandon vaccinations, they still fall short of what is needed to adequately protect the country. According to experts, about 70% of the population must be vaccinated or have natural antibodies to achieve herd immunity..
Widespread mistrust could have been a result of the fact that a coronavirus vaccine was researched and developed in just eight months, breaking a four-year speed record..
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Perhaps this was also facilitated by the fact that if something goes wrong with the vaccine, then drug manufacturers Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna have full immunity from lawsuits related to side effects from vaccine injections until 2024.
A proactive and credible national education campaign is central to addressing this crisis of confidence. Department of Health and Human Services will spend $ 250 million on these programs.
But the federal government's drive to educate the public has sparked controversy, including suspicions of politicizing the agenda and concerns about the long delay in launching a public awareness campaign..
At least 15 states told NBC News in early December that they did not expect news coverage. Ministry of Health campaigns. Instead, they launched their own communication campaigns to accelerate the spread of their targeted message..
Ultimately, if there is a chance to return to normal life, mass vaccinations will be critical in this process..
Key stakeholders plan to convince the entire country to trust a vaccine made in record time using technology that has never been licensed before.