Over the past several weeks, I have read about and heard about people that do not and will not get the Covid-19 vaccine. I have also spoken to people that I know who refuse to get the vaccine based on reasons that baffle the hell out of me. Back in November, there was a Harris Poll regarding this matter which resulted in 40% of the people polled saying that they would not get the Covid-19 vaccine. This survey polled 1,954 adults which in my mind is really not a lot.
In December, National Geographic along with Morning Consult polled 2,201 Americans and 37% claimed that they would not get vaccinated. An interesting note, 69% of the men who responded said they would get the vaccine while 49% of women stated they would not. I would have guessed this to be the other way around.
If you take the total population in the United States which is 331,912,730 and calculate the actual number of people who will not get the vaccine it comes out to 132,765,092 who will propagate the spread of Covid-19. Not getting the vaccine is something I cannot comprehend in my brain. As of 12/20/20, 17.7 million Americans have been infected with Covid-19 and 317,000 have died or 1.8%. We have a deadly virus which was released on the world via China, but people in America are either skeptical, afraid or just plain stupid.
When I hear the excuses from people as to why they will not get vaccinated I hear things like the following (which I will easily Debunk)
1. I don't know what's in it? (Do you really know what is in the yearly flu vaccine that people get every year? No, you just get it! BTW, if you go to https://www.prevention.com you can find out what is in both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Open your eyes and your mind.
2. It was made and produced too quickly. (It took the U.S. only 6 months to develop, create and approve the Swine Flu vaccine per the website cell.com. so this logic is not valid)
3. I already had Covid-19. (Statistics show that you CAN GET Covid-19 a second time. However, the University of Maryland Medical System wrote that there is no conclusive evidence that points to how long immunity lasts).
4. I don't know what the long term side effects might be. ( This may be somewhat true, however the benefit of the vaccine for a single person or the total population outweighs the actual risk of getting Covid-19 and it's long term side effects).