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Poll Shows Ways to Overcome Wariness of a COVID-19 Vaccine, Highest Among Black Americans   [open pdf - 879KB]

From the Introduction: "We know that successfully vaccinating a majority of Americans against COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] will have critical implications for our health and our eventual ability to return to a semblance of normalcy. But probable 2020 general election voters have significant concerns about the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine. [...] With only half of Black Americans polled saying they would take the vaccine, work remains to be done to boost public confidence in vaccine trials and development. Amid this skepticism, however, Third Way finds that the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others could play a pivotal role in increasing voters' confidence that the COVID-19 vaccine works safely. Trump's decision to sow doubts about the coronavirus--its virulence, its prevention, and its treatment--will require a concerted push from trusted messengers to encourage Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Without it, they risk prolonging its spread."

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2020-10-06
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