(The Hill) More Americans have shown a willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than they did just a month prior, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday.
In a survey conducted from Oct. 19-Nov. 1, 58 percent of respondents said they would get a vaccine, up from the 50 percent who said the same in September.
Gallup noted that 42 percent of U.S. adults said they would not get a vaccine, which was down from 50 percent the month before.
The report follows an announcement from drug development company Moderna that interim analysis revealed its candidate coronavirus vaccine to be 94.5 percent effective. The news came one week after Pfizer announced that its vaccine had an effectiveness rate of more than 90 percent.
In Tokyo (which can have a population of anywhere from 8 million to 32 million, depending on how you define it), there have been just a handful of cases in the last week. The last time I visited Tokyo (which was recently), everyone was wearing a mask outside, in the train, and in the bus. Who needs a vaccine here? No one. Just wear masks out in public, and you’ll be OK.
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)