This looks like bad news for the CDC and the Biden Administration, which are desperate to entice more Americans to get vaccinated before international pressure forces the president to give away the entire US stock of vaccines (Biden announced yesterday that the US would send 20MM doses of vaccine that are authorized for emergency use in the US abroad for the first time as pressure from the international community grows).
A recent survey found that half of Americans who don’t wear masks say they “definitely won’t” get vaccinated, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.Half of non-mask wearers said they would “definitely not” get vaccinated, according to a survey taken the week of March 15.
By comparison, the data, which was leaked to Bloomberg, found that 13% of those who wear a mask some of the time or never said they had gotten vaccinated, while 34% of those who do wear masks all or most of the time said they had been vaccinated. Half of non-mask wearers said they would “definitely not” get vaccinated, versus 7% of those who wear masks regularly.
The findings follow an announcement by the CDC allowing fully vaccinated people to ditch masks in most settings.
President Biden celebrated the decision as offering Americans a stark choice: Either get vaccinated, or wear a mask.
The only problem with this is that many of those who are skeptical of the vaccine also don’t wear masks.
One analyst who spoke to Bloomberg said she was surprised by the resistance to the vaccine. – READ MORE
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