Velandy Manohar, MD.,
Distinguished Life Fellow- Am. Psychiatric Association
08 06 21
Majority of unvaccinated Americans believe COVID-19 vaccines are riskier than infection
Katie Adams - 2 days ago [08 06 21VM]
Fifty-three percent of unvaccinated adults in the U.S. think getting vaccinated against COVID-19 poses a greater health risk than being infected with the virus, according to research released Aug. 4 by Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,517 adults from July 15-27 about their attitudes on COVID-19 vaccination.
Among unvaccinated participants, 73 percent said they are not worried they will get seriously ill following coronavirus infection. Ninety percent of participants who said they will "definitely not" get vaccinated against COVID-19 shared this sentiment, compared to 55 percent of participants who said they want to wait and see how vaccination plays out for others before getting their own shot.
One-fourth of unvaccinated adults said they are likely to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of 2021, including 45 percent of participants who said they want to wait and see about COVID-19 vaccination.
White House highlights 'significant' rise in vaccinations
Maia Anderson - 18 hours ago [08 06 21VM]
White House officials highlighted a "significant" rise in COVID-19 vaccination rates Aug. 5, as nearly 83 percent of U.S. counties have "substantial" or "high" viral transmission, The Hill reported.
The national vaccination rate reached its highest level since early last month, with 864,000 doses administered Aug. 4, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said, according to The Hill.
About 585,000 of those shots were first doses going to previously unvaccinated people.
Mr. Zients said the vaccination rates in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma and Mississippi have reached levels not seen since April.
"Importantly, we're seeing the most significant increases in the states with the highest case rates. We've more than doubled the average number of people newly vaccinated each day over the past three weeks in the states with the highest case rates," Mr. Zients told The Hill.
Seven states — Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi — account for roughly half of new cases and hospitalizations in the last week, though they make up less than a quarter of the population, The Hill reported. They have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
"Clearly, Americans are seeing the impact of being unvaccinated and unprotected, and they’re responding by doing their part, rolling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated," Mr. Zients said.
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