43% of Republicans refuse to get vaccinated

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Magical Realist Offline
https://www.wfla.com/community/health/co...in-survey/

"About 43% of Republicans say they will not get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new survey of just over 800 American adults.

The survey, conducted by Monmouth University Polling, arrives after about half of Americans have received the first shot of the vaccine.

In total, about 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they would be unwilling to get the vaccine if they can avoid it. That number is down about 4% from January and February.

“The number of people who have been skittish about the vaccine has dropped as more Americans line up for the shot, but the hardcore group who want to avoid it at all costs has barely budged,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement.

“The recent news about J&J vaccines is probably not going to help that situation. On the other hand, it might not make it all that much worse since much of this reluctance is really ingrained in partisan identity.”

The FDA and CDC recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine after a very small group of people developed blood clots following the shot.

Partisanship remained the “main distinguishing factor” among those who want to avoid the vaccine, Monmouth said."
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Syne Offline
Either good news for Democrats, as more Republicans will die, or bad news for Democrats, who've needlessly wrecked their local economies and stunted children's educations due to overblown fearmongering. I'd lean toward the latter, as less restricted red states have fared far better than many highly restricted blue states, indicating that natural herd immunity is a thing.

If that continues to hold true, as everything indicates it will, that would make Republicans more fit, evolution-wise.
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(May 2, 2021 01:52 AM)Syne Wrote: Either good news for Democrats, as more Republicans will die, or bad news for Democrats, who've needlessly wrecked their local economies and stunted children's educations due to overblown fearmongering. I'd lean toward the latter, as less restricted red states have fared far better than many highly restricted blue states, indicating that natural herd immunity is a thing.

If that continues to hold true, as everything indicates it will, that would make Republicans more fit, evolution-wise.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/article...onclusions

"A study of COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths from March to December 2020 finds that a greater number occurred in states led by Republican governors.The study suggests that the less stringent remediation measures taken by Republican governors have likely led to the imbalance.The study provides statistical evidence about the danger of political polarization."
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Syne Offline
If you believe they're being intellectually honest, that should comfort you. Although, Republicans still have far more children than Democrats, and Covid doesn't really affect the young.
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