In the past few weeks, the Biden government has begged Americans to get yet another COVID-19 booster. There is no desire among most Americans to cooperate, according to a recent poll. This is really true for Republicans in particular.
The COVID-19 vaccine has been the main source of earnings for Moderna over the past few years. In August, the company announced that early research had demonstrated the efficacy of their most current vaccination against the “Eris” and “Fornax” subvariants. Reuters disclosed that Pfizer also said that the shot it made with BioNTech had shown that it could neutralize the Eris subvariant, or at least in mice.
The updated COVID-19 vaccines were made available to everyone 6 months and older on September 12, eight days after Jill Biden, who had been vaccinated twice and given two booster shots, got COVID-19 again.
The CDC also said that “the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine continue to outweigh any possible risks” as well as that “serious reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare.”
President Biden, who is 80 years old, last contracted COVID-19 in July 2022. On September 22, he got a new booster shot and told everyone else to do the same.
Another study from the Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor just this past week showed that 52% of people in the U.S. do not intend to follow the president’s lead.
According to the survey, 19% of participants stated that they would “probably not get” the vaccination, while 33% of respondents stated that they would “definitely not get” it.
On the other hand, 23% of people said they “definitely” planned to get the vaccine, and another 23% said they “probably” would.
And 94% of people who answered who had never been vaccinated said they were likely to stay strong. Years after America established herd immunity, only 1% said they were sure they’d give in.
It looks like most parents won’t take chances when it comes to their kids.
“Eighty-six percent of parents of teens (those who are between the ages of 12 through 17) and sixty-six percent of parents of children between the ages of five and eleven and six months and four say they will not give their kids the new COVID-19 vaccination,” according to the KFF.
More than half of parents whose kids are five years old or younger happily said they had not given their kids the COVID-19 vaccine and had no plans to do so anytime in the future.
Political membership seems to be a key driver of vaccine uptake.
Only 25% of Republicans who answered said they would definitely or probably get the new shot, while 69% of Democrats said the same thing. In contrast, 29% of Democrats said they were against it, while 76% of Republicans said they wouldn’t be receiving the booster.