Scientists in the US worry that the fight to control coronavirus has become so politicized that many people may decide not to take the vaccine when it is available.
Several different companies are working with the government to develop injections, investing $ 10 billion as part of ‘Operation Tana Speed’, which aims to give Americans 300 million doses of the vaccine by January 2021 Have to distribute.
But such is the prevailing mistrust of politicians and even the concern that any such ‘cure’ may be taken in haste, so that the maximum number of jobs is not decided.
A Pew Research poll conducted last month found that nearly half of American adults (51 percent) will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine that should be available today. The figure was 72 percent in May.
Misinformation about the effects of a vaccine and the root causes behind the coronovirus epidemic have also contributed to the overall uncertainty.
‘Operation Tana Gati’ which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine to Americans by January 2021. Hundreds of vaccines in the pre-clinical trial phase
With this concern, two major pharmaceutical manufacturers halted their vaccine trials due to safety concerns.
There are hundreds of vaccines in a pre-clinical trial phase, but only four – run by Pfizer, Modern, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca – are currently in Phase 3 clinical trials.
In August, more than one-third of Americans said they would not receive a vaccine against coronavirus, even if it was exempted and approved by the FDA.
Sixty-five percent of survey respondents said they would accept the offer and get themselves vaccinated, while 35% said they would not.
Those who say they would not be happy with being injected also say they would take the jab with party political lines, with nearly half of Republicans (47%), but 81% of Democrats coming in line with Are ready according to the vote by Gallup.
Gallup said, “As is the case today, the nation’s influencers – including health professionals, policy makers, and leaders – who cut a cut in their work to persuade Americans to take advantage of such a vaccine to move forward Can. ” A post announcing the findings.
The group stated, “Policymakers in government, health, industry and education will need to estimate that a significant proportion of the population will hesitate to receive the vaccine, at any cost.”
Some high profile voices are also raising doubts about whether they will take the jab.
49-year-old Elon Musk said when he found out in an interview with the New York Times earlier this month that he was not a threat, because he was not available.
In September, Elon Musk revealed that he would not receive a coronavirus virus vaccine if available because he is ‘not at risk’.
The founders of Tesla and SpaceX said in a New York Times podcast that even when vaccines are readily available, they won’t take one.
Asked ‘will you get vaccinated? What will you do with your family? He replied curiously, ‘No, I am not at risk for COVID. Neither do I have children. ‘
‘I mean it’s a hot button issue where rationalization takes a back seat. He said that we have something in the grand scheme of things with very low mortality and high contagion.
‘Vaccine hesitancy’ is one of the top ten for global health according to the World Health Organization.
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The spirit of the anti-COVID vaccine is ‘the result of a massive attack on confidence in government, in science, and in public-health officials,’ says Scott Ratzan, a physician and medical misinformation expert at City University of New York and Columbia University.
There is a lot of misinformation that has been spread online mostly through social media and a controversial documentary ‘plandemic’, in which the notorious virologist Judy Mikovits claims that a fictitious COVID vaccine will kill millions. ‘
Physician and medical misinformation expert at the City University of New York and Columbia University, Scott Ratan, said the anti-COVID vaccine sentiment was ‘the result of a large-scale attack on trust in government, science and public-health officials.’
“At QAnon, there is growing impatience with the impact of disease on people and their lives and livelihoods, and you have fertile ground,” Newton Post was quoted as saying. ‘This is like manna from heaven for hardcore anti-waxers.’
Rita Palma, first seen on the left, is the founder of the anti-wax group My Kids, My Choice. She has recently seen collisions with membership due to doubts expressed publicly by politicians and personalities.
“COVID is God’s gift to the vaccine-choice movement,” she says. ‘It awakens a lot of people and puts us in a national spotlight. Palma said that people are finally inquiring about the vaccine and doubting about the vaccine
Rita Palma is the founder of the anti-vex group My Kids, My Choice.
“COVID is God’s gift to the vaccine-choice movement,” she says. ‘It has woken up so many people and has put us into a national headline. People are finally questioning and skeptical about the vaccine, ‘she told the Post.
The 57-year-old Palma from New York started her group in 2006, which now has about 3,000 members.
“I’m getting a lot of e-mails and texts from people,” she says. ‘They don’t want the COVID vaccine. Even those who vaccinate their families are, ‘Oh, no, I’m not taking that.’
Palma says, ‘Even if God himself comes down from heaven and says that it won’t harm you. ‘I believe in the whole way of taking care of the body. I believe in healthy foods, sunshine, love, earth connection, exercise. I do not believe that good health can ever be found in an injection. ‘
If fewer people decide to get the vaccine, its overall effect will decrease, according to Johns Hopkins University, who estimates between 70 and 90 percent of Americans must have coronavirus virus to access herd immunity in society.
‘If Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, if the doctors, tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to pick it up, ‘Sen. Kamala Harris said during her vice presidential debate earlier this month. ‘But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it – then I’m not taking it.’
“In these last few months, politics has been clearly cast in scientific discovery,” says 19-year-old Rohan Arora, an environmental health activist in Washington, DC.
“A vaccine will not do very well unless we have a significant number of population vaccinated,” Ratjan says.
According to a recent Harris STAT poll, 78 percent of Americans are concerned that a COVID-19 vaccine is being influenced more by politics than science.
Nancy Cass, professor of bioethics and public health, at The Post at Johnson Hopkins, said, ‘Leaders in public health advice during the COVID-19 crisis have caused public confusion about both the truth and what is fiction.
‘It has transformed COVID into a political disease rather than a public-health problem.’
Anti-Trump anti-vaccine backswice has been produced by members of the Democratic Party.
‘If Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, if the doctors, tell us that we should take it, I will be the first in line to take it, ‘Sen. Kamala Harris said during her vice presidential debate. ‘But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it – then I’m not taking it.’
‘I really doubt whether these vaccines are being streamlined by reliable researchers. “Given that this is an election year, it is clear that politicians have a vested interest in finding any solution to end this epidemic, even if the solution is only an ineffective PR mask,” says Arora.
Rohan Arora, 19, an environmental health activist in Washington, DC, says, “Politics has been clearly put into scientific discovery in these last few months.
‘I really doubt whether these vaccines are being streamlined by reliable researchers. Given that this is an election year, it is clear that politicians have a vested interest in coming up with any solution to end this epidemic, even if the solution is simply an ineffective PR mask. ‘
In another survey by Pew Research, 78 percent believe that vaccines are being developed very quickly before they can fully understand the safety and effectiveness of being tested safely.
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a paper stating that those wishing to take the COVID vaccine in public should ‘voluntarily take a fine’ – and a ‘relatively considerable’ one, including ’employment suspension or stay’ -Home Order Included. ‘