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Thu May 21, 2020, 09:47 AM

Exclusive: A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus vaccine - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Source: Reuters

U.S. MAY 21, 2020 / 7:03 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Reuters) - A quarter of Americans have little or no interest in taking a coronavirus vaccine, a Reuters/Ipsos poll published on Thursday found, with some voicing concern that the record pace at which vaccine candidates are being developed could compromise safety.

While health experts say a vaccine to prevent infection is needed to return life to normal, the survey points to a potential trust issue for the Trump administration already under fire for its often contradictory safety guidance during the pandemic.

Some 36% of respondents said they would be less willing to take a vaccine if U.S. President Donald Trump said it was safe, compared with only 14% who would be more interested.

Most respondents in the survey of 4,428 U.S. adults taken between May 13 and May 19 said they would be heavily influenced by guidance from the Food and Drug Administration or results of large-scale scientific studies showing that the vaccine was safe.

Reporting by Joseph Ax in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago; additional reporting by Grant Smith in Jersey City, N.J., editing by Ross Colvin and Bill Berkrot

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccine-poll-exclu/exclusive-a-quarter-of-americans-are-hesitant-about-a-coronavirus-vaccine-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN22X19G



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The poll responses varied among certain demographic groups. Only half of black Americans, who represent a disproportionate percentage of coronavirus deaths, said they were somewhat or very interested in a vaccine, perhaps reflecting memories of an infamous U.S. government study that left black men deliberately untreated for syphilis.

College-educated white women - a politically important demographic that has moved sharply away from the Republican Party during the Trump era - were particularly concerned about how quickly the vaccine is being developed. More than 40% said Trumpís reassurance would make them less willing to take it.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States and had a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of plus or minus 2 percentage points.


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Reply Exclusive: A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus vaccine - Reuters/Ipsos poll (Original post)
turbinetree May 21 OP
Tommymac May 21 #1
Merlot May 21 #19
tblue37 May 21 #29
titaniumsalute May 21 #2
lark May 21 #5
Grins May 21 #25
truthisfreedom May 21 #3
RKP5637 May 21 #4
Yonnie3 May 21 #6
dalton99a May 21 #9
Maggiemayhem May 21 #7
bucolic_frolic May 21 #8
Yonnie3 May 21 #11
Thomas Hurt May 21 #10
Javaman May 21 #20
yaesu May 21 #12
gab13by13 May 21 #13
angrychair May 21 #14
paleotn May 21 #15
Tommymac May 21 #21
RobinA May 21 #16
a la izquierda May 21 #17
Pisces May 21 #18
Normanart May 21 #24
Chakaconcarne May 21 #22
Nitram May 21 #23
rickyhall May 21 #26
Hekate May 21 #27
tblue37 May 21 #28
Turbineguy May 22 #30

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:49 AM

1. Until WHO says it is safe...No Soup for me. n/t

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:25 PM

19. I'd take a vaccine from the Gates Foundation.

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Who's going to trust a cure promoted by the clorox chugging, snake-oil salesman, hydroxi-taking trumpft?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #19)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:21 PM

29. Check your subject line. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:55 AM

2. I understand the concerns from a safety standpoint and the fast rush to create a vaccine

If it is a simply anti-vax standpoint that's nuts. But we should all be careful and question a rushed vaccine especially if it is something Trump is pushing from a political standpoint.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:02 AM

5. Anti-vaxxers are nuts, not trusting drumpf one bit - smart.

2 entirely separate classes of people are concerned about this. One of them is just stupid, the other knows that anything drumpf promotes is a lie and a scam for his personal profit and our peril. If the vaccine comes from Oxford, I'd trust it. If it's an American co., I'd be very concerned that drumpf is profiteering again and could be a total killer. If it is American, as much as I want a vaccine, I will wait for at least 90 days to make sure everyone isn't turning into zombies first.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 03:44 PM

25. Yes. And why Fauci said 18-24 months - for testing

NM

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

3. Good luck getting people to take a shot of the trump vaccine...

He insists on branding everything with his name, like the stimulus checks he appropriated.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

4. No way would I trust anything just tRump says. When the scientists, medical

community and my dr. say it's OK, then I will have it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

6. I'm very interested in a safe, effective vaccine

If it is produced by something named "Operation Warp(ed, I gotta get reelected) Speed," then I'm not sure I am interested at all.

To me there will be two stages to my acceptance.

1) It has been given in large numbers and there are very few instances of ill effects over a significant period of time. I would then consider taking it.

2) #1 above plus widely demonstrated effectiveness in preventing infection with this Corona Virus as well as wholehearted, unequivocal acceptance by WHO and CDC (w/ Democratic administration), then I'd be lining up

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #6)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:20 AM

9. +1. When choosing a surgeon, choose the one that can do the job in 5 minutes not 5 hours

Because slow surgeons are so dumb




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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:18 AM

7. I would love a vaccine but

Trumps vaccine czar has 10 million in Moderna stock which leads to doubts that their vaccine is best. This what happens when government is run like a business instead of serving the greater good of all Americans.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:20 AM

8. Survey reveals mistrust of science by some, mistrust of Trump by more

Trump's endorsement would be leprosy to a vaccine

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:25 AM

11. +1

Cutting to the meat of the issue.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:23 AM

10. The Trumpers will flock to get shots if Dear Leader Lysol says its okay.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #10)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:42 PM

20. And if the orange asshole says "he" has a vaccine

You can bet itís probably Lysol

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:37 AM

12. russia will be using the tRumpsters to demonstrate against the vaccine. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:42 AM

13. Rushing a vaccine seems really scary to me,

and I'm not an anti-vaxer.

I do remember history when they rushed the polio vaccine and a lot of people died from the first one.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:45 AM

14. Let me be unequivocally clear

I will never take a trump administration endorsed vaccine.

Never.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:00 AM

15. The interesting thing is....

we will probably end up with multiple vaccines for this virus. Groups all over the planet are working on various vaccines, some quite novel. Most likely we'll have our pick depending on what FDA approves.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:53 PM

21. I will not trust an approval from this admin's FDA & it's a big assumption we'll even have a choice.

Just like the superior Testing kits Germany developed but Trump refused to use so he could sell his inferior product...

I doubt highly we'll have any choice at all - only the Trump approved Corporate pick will be made available to ordinary American Citizens.

I'll only take a vaccine approved by the WHO or similarly responsible and reputable international body.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:39 AM

16. This College Educated

white woman wouldn't care one way or another what Trump said. The speed does bother me, and now that our major health organizations seem confused by all things Corona... We'll see what happens when the drama dies down.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:43 AM

17. I'll line up for the Oxford one.

Hell, I'm going to be in England in a few weeks, I should see if they need volunteers for testing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:47 AM

18. It is very sad to say that I would not trust a vaccine rushed out by this admin, but would consider

A German vaccine.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #18)

Thu May 21, 2020, 03:16 PM

24. I agree

probably best, if possible, to go abroad for the vaccination. i'm going to Germany next year, and hopefully they will have one by then. trusting this administration about anything is risky.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:54 PM

22. I've been having a discussion with my Trumper friend....

He pointed me to this hack: Ivette Lozano who seems to be the darling of the Hydroxychloroquine cult and Fox news... She learned of the drug from Trump.... FFS.

Basically, Pharma is silencing hydroxychloroquine to push more expensive drugs....

Real interesting thing about her... she has been practicing for 20 years, 100% cure rate for patients using the drug....but if you look at her reviews, they are all within in the last couple months....very few of them... the oldest ones...which are only a few are mostly very negative.... Search her name and you get all of these generic sites with generic information....and tons of pointers to her youtube videos at MAGA crowds....

My friend said he will take the drug rather than any vaccine.

I pointed him to the various trials, the footage of fauci, brix recommending against the drug... He said he doesn't believe it.

Amazing.... This is a long time friend...my best man, I was his best man... and I am on the verge of cutting ties, but still may try to atleast put a question in his head so he doesn't hurt himself or anyone else by pushing this misinformation.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:02 PM

23. We aren't anywhere near to being able to approve a vaccine for national use, and people are

"hesitant" about a vaccine. What the fuck does that mean? In the absence of any information such as the ingredients, manufacturing process, testing results, possible side-effects, etc what is there to be hesitant about? The only thing they should be hesitant about is coming to any conclusions about, or making any statements about, a coronavirus vaccine that doesn't exist.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

26. I'm not figuring on doing anything until Mr. Biden takes office.

I don't trust Trump any farther than I can throw him and he's twice my weight.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:56 PM

27. I'm by nature pro-vaccination, but I don't trust Trump as far as I could throw him

You have to ask follow-up questions on such polls.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

28. Honestly, I wouldn't want to be a beta tester. I will wait a bit to make sure it's safe & effective,

if in fact they come up with one at all.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:33 PM

30. Trump needs a vaccine for the election.

If people drop dead from side effects in January 2020, no problem.

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