POLL: Majority of Unvaccinated Americans UNLIKELY to Get The Covid Vaccine Shot
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A new poll suggests most Americans who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be immunized against the disease any time soon. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday found 45 percent of unvaccinated adults in the U.S. said they definitely won’t get the vaccine, while 35 percent said they probably won’t. Meanwhile, 16 percent of unvaccinated Americans said they probably will get the shot, and 3 percent said they definitely will.
The survey also found unvaccinated people have major doubts about whether the vaccine is effective against new strains, despite evidence vaccines administered in the U.S. provide significant protection against the circulating strains, including the highly transmissible delta variant. Sixty-four percent of unvaccinated adults said they’re not confident vaccines are effective against variants, While 25 percent said they were somewhat confident, 10 percent said they were extremely or very confident.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Thursday called out those who have yet to be vaccinated, saying “it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.” The state has recently seen a spike in infections and is one of the least vaccinated in the U.S., with about 34 percent fully vaccinated and 41 percent having received one dose, according to The Washington Post. The current seven-day average for new infections is 40,246, a nearly 47-percent increase from the week prior. Hospitalizations have increased more than 32 percent and deaths more than 9 percent from last week.
Read the AP-NORC Poll Here – The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
“…We always knew some proportion of the population would be difficult to persuade no matter what the data showed, (and) a lot of people are beyond persuasion,” Adalja said. He echoed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky in calling the current surge “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” because nearly all hospital admissions and deaths have been among those who weren’t immunized.
The AP-NORC survey was conducted before several Republicans and conservative cable news personalities this week urged people to get vaccinated after months of stoking hesitancy. That effort comes as COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over the past two weeks.…”
— The Hill (@thehill) July 24, 2021
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July 24, 2021 at 1:53 PM #436813PADemDParticipant
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If blood clots are associated with Covid infection, why should I, as a Covid infection survivor, double my chance of blood clots with a vaccine jab? Heart attacks and stroke from blood clots run on both sides of my family.
July 24, 2021 at 2:10 PM #436818djean111Participant
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To prove you are not a Trumper? And – if the “vaccine” should kill you, I have read right here at JPR that would be a success!!!!!!!!
I agree with you.
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July 24, 2021 at 3:54 PM #436831ArtfromArkParticipant
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And I’ve also seen US TV ads for “meds” where the “cures” can be worse than the “disease” because of their potential side effects. And yet, we’re supposed to trust them this time? I’ve also lived through lots of pandemic scares, starting with the 1968-69 Hong Kong flu scare. I got a bad cold back then, but my mom thought I had the Hong Kong flu, so she made me get a shot of penicillin, which I absolutely hated. Did the penicillin cure my “flu”? I’ll never know. I just know that I’ve never had the “flu” since then, even during the swine flu scare of 1976, when Gerald Ford was plugging a flawed vaccine. Since then, I’ve lived through more than a half dozen “pandemic scares”, but never once had any of the symptoms, or even knew of anyone who had.
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July 24, 2021 at 3:52 PM #436830SegamiParticipant
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……from the North American Thrombosis Forum
Q: If I have a history of blood clots or a genetic clotting disorder*, is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
*Genetic clotting disorders include factor V Leiden, protein S or C deficiency, or a prothrombin gene mutation, though this is not a complete list.
It is safe to get one of the two vaccines that we have in the U.S., currently Moderna or Pfizer. There’s no increased risk in anybody, including those who have a history of DVT or PE, or who are on anticoagulation. There is no increased risk for blood clots. Now, having said that, there may be some confusion or concern in people because we know that COVID-19 infection has been associated with blood clots, particularly among people who are in the hospital or intensive care unit. That was a significant concern, particularly last year when COVID-19 first came about. In the hospital, we routinely give blood thinners to prevent blood clots, but again, that’s within the context of COVID-19 infection. The COVID-19 vaccineis not associated with blood clots.
Q: If I have an autoimmune disorder* and a history of blood clots, is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
*Autoimmune disorders include lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease, though this is not a complete list.
Well, that’s a good question. In general, yes. However, the vaccine does activate the immune system – that’s what the vaccine is meant to do; you produce antibodies against the virus. A few months ago, you may remember there was a case in Florida where a physician, a gynecologist, developed what’s called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), which is due to the immune system making antibodies that attack platelets—that lower the platelets—then leading to bleeding. So, activation of the immune system seems to occur in a few people. So yes, we do think about that, and particularly, as a hematologist, I think about it when I follow patients who have established ITP because that happens even outside of the immunizations.
When those patients get the immunization, we do have a little bit of an increased concern or need to observe whether they develop a worsening of their thrombocytopenia or reactivation of the ITP. A similar thought process would, I would expect, occur with a rheumatologist who follows somebody with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, or a gastroenterologist who follows somebody with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, etc. Often, those patients are on certain medications and their disease is under control. But certainly, those individuals should talk to their rheumatologist or respective gastroenterologist, and in the case of ITP, to the hematologist. What we’ve done in some ITP patients is we get blood counts, a CBC, every so often after the immunization—such as 5 days later, 10 days later, and then maybe again another 5 days later—because the immune response would be expected to occur in the first week to two weeks.
So, if there’s a drop in platelets or maybe a reactivation of an immune process, you would expect that would happen relatively soon after the vaccine. But in general, people with immune disorders should strongly think about getting the vaccine, and that’s what the rheumatologists here at UNC tell their patients, and the societies have come up with statements, too. These patients should consider getting the vaccine because the risk for developing COVID-19 and complications from COVID-19, including dying or long-term issues from COVID-19 infection, are significantly higher than the low risk (or potentially even rare risk) of developing a reactivation of the immune disorder.
Q: What are the key takeaways regarding COVID-19 vaccination and blood clots?
The key information is, number 1, the two vaccines we have available in the U.S. at this point, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, do not increase the risk for blood clots. There’s no signal, so people should get the vaccine.
Secondly, the vaccine that was just halted this week, the J&J or Janssen vaccine, has been associated with very rare, unusual clots, and that’s why its use has been halted.
Thirdly, the people who have had the J&J vaccine within the last two or four weeks—and let’s say four weeks—who develop unusual symptoms such as significant headache (the worst headache ever), neurological symptoms like weakness on one side or the other, speech problems, or who develop unusual abdominal symptoms, such as severe stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting that’s out of the blue, should think, “could I have a blood clot around the brain or in the abdomen that may be associated with the J&J vaccine?”, and they should seek medical attention.
Fourthly, people who have a history of blood clots, either DVT or PE or other blood clots—or who are on a blood thinner—are not at higher risk for developing a recurrence of the blood clot, a new blood clot, if they get one of the two vaccines that we have available.
And lastly, in general, everybody should think, yes, I should get a vaccine. There are very few patients who should not get it, and those are typically the ones who have an allergy to one of the components of the vaccine. But the blood clot issue with the two vaccines we have available in the U.S. (Moderna and Pfizer) should not have any influence on someone getting vaccinated at this time.
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July 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM #436848Ohio BarbarianModerator
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There are so many people who are unreachable by phone, be it cellphone or land line, simply because most people won’t answer a call from a strange number anymore. And even if it’s accurate, our government has lied to so many so often that it is apparent all elected officials should be required to recite the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf in full.
I really can’t blame people for not believing them anymore, or the corporate media, either.
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