20% of Republicans Say They Wouldn’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine
There have been a number of different measures that have helped Americans combat the COVID-19 virus. Among these are stay at home orders, the wearing of face masks and making sure that they are keeping 6 feet apart from other citizens.
It will be difficult for life to get back to normal, however, until a vaccine is developed. The White House has been hoping to speed up that process by creating what the President calls “Operation Warp Speed.” Even when a vaccine is developed, not everyone is interested in taking it. According to a new Morning Consult poll, 20% of Republican voters say that they would refuse the treatment.
While Republicans weren’t the only voting bloc that said they would refuse a vaccine, they were the largest. 16% of Independent voters said they would be wary about the treatment to go along with 7% of Democrats.
Trump recently said that a vaccine could be coming soon. He originally said that it could come by the end of the year. “You could never be convinced,” he said of a treatment being created and approved by the end of the year. “We have a really good shot of having something very, very substantial.”
Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator who has recovered from COVID-19, doesn’t feel that Americans should be compelled to be vaccinated. He recently said, “It is wrong to say that there are no risks to vaccines. Even the government admits that children are sometimes injured by vaccines. I still don’t favor giving up liberty for a false sense of security.”