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COVID hesitancy

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COVID hesitancy
COVID hesitancy
A new survey looks at why a lot of people are hesitant to get the Covid vaccine.

Conducted by the tennessee department of health and a third party company reaveals that more people are afraid to dying from the covid vaccine than the disease itself.

News 12's winston reed is live from hamilton county to break down the reasoning behind the vaccine hesitancy research.


Designsensory, the third party researcher, objectively sought out public messages to over overcome barriers associated with blacks, hispanics, and whites who are hesitant or rejects getting the covid-19 vaccine.

In tennessee, 96 people, including blacks, urban blacks, whites, conservative whites, and hispanics, participated in a blacks, urban blacks, whites, conservative whites, and hispanics, participated in a case study about covid vaccine hesitancy.

Here's the statistic that really jumps out at you.

41 percent feared death by covid, but a whopping 59 percent feared dying from the covid vaccine "i think that's not surpising."

Researcher dr. mark mckenzie of clinsearch says there is a growing lack of trust in science within the last year.

"probably the most common thing we're hearing is the speed of which the vaccines we're developed."

Designsensory's case study shows the johnson and johnson vaccine being the most trusted vaccine by blacks and hispanics but the least desired by whites.

Johnson and johnson vaccines are on hold after being linked to 7 cases of blood clots.

"i don't think it's a long term problem because this is what happens in a clinical trial anyway.

We pause trials from time to time.

As we're finding out more safety issues."

Summarizing overall hesitancy and rejection, the black population is willing to be vaccinated but wants assurance.

Perhaps from a physician or family member.

"that's on par with what we understand.

Also looking at statistics at the higher rate of those who live in denser populations and are more at risk."

The toughest group to persuade was white rural conservatives with over 30 percent claiming they will not even consider being vaccinated.

"if you live in a rural area, you actually are not as close to interacting with a lot of people.

There is evidence that says you're already distanced."

The u-s is still seventh in the world for vaccinations with almost 40 percent of our population having received at least one dose.

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