Whether the U.S. finally reaches herd immunity[, though,] could be in the hands of a fraction of the population. Namely: Republican voters, many of whom remain committed to supporting Trump, who refuse to get a vaccine. — Dan Diamond, The Washington Post National Health Reporter
Whether the U.S. finally reaches herd immunity[, though,] could be in the hands of a fraction of the population. Namely: Republican voters, many of whom remain committed to supporting Trump, who refuse to get a vaccine. — Dan Diamond, The Washington Post National Health Reporter
Meet the GOP voters who could decide whether the U.S. reaches herd immunity
Almost one-third of Republicans tell pollsters they ‘definitely won’t’ get vaccinated.

U.S. case counts continue to decline, though not as speedily as in early February. Vaccination rates are rising. Whether the U.S. finally reaches herd immunity, though, could be in the hands of a fraction of the population. Namely: Republican voters, many of whom remain committed to supporting Trump, who refuse to get a vaccine.

... Some of that hesitancy is embodied by Trump himself, who spent years raising questions about vaccine safety, dismissed the value of flu shots while president, and opted not to publicly disclose or televise that he was vaccinated against the coronavirus in January, shortly before leaving the White House.

But Republican resistance could become more apparent when vaccines become more available this spring. “The thing that’s most concerning to me right now is that share of ‘definitely not’ is not budging among the public overall, including Republicans,” said Hamel, the KFF polling expert.
Read the full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/03/07/republicans-covid-vaccine/