The majority of Americans who are fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are still terrified of the virus even though the vaccines supposedly protect them against it.
This is according to a poll conducted by mainstream media outlet CBS in cooperation with market research company YouGov.
According to the poll, over 72 percent of fully vaccinated Americans are concerned about the delta variant of COVID-19.
This is higher than the average of 60 percent of all Americans who are concerned about the delta variant. Among the people surveyed who are either unvaccinated or have only received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, only 48 percent said they are worried about the delta variant.
The CBS and YouGov survey was published on Sunday, July 18. It was conducted among over 2,200 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.
So-called health experts heightening fears of Delta variant to get more people vaccinated
On Sunday, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy went on mainstream media outlet ABC to promote vaccinations. He said the delta variant is responsible for the recent post-vaccine coronavirus outbreak. He added that the delta variant will continue if people do not get vaccinated.
Murthy also warned that the uptick in cases may prompt local governments to reinstate their repressive mask mandates. This is already the case for several major cities, including Las Vegas and Los Angeles. (Related: VAX SCAM REVEALED: Los Angeles County brings back mask mandates, even for the vaccinated.)
Murthy’s appearance on ABC comes as daily vaccination rates in the United States continue to decline. President Joe Biden and officials within his administration have blamed so-called COVID-19 misinformation spreading on social media for the vaccination rates slowing down.
This messaging from the White House does not mesh well with the fact that a majority of the people who took the CBS and YouGov survey either are or plan to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Americans will not be convinced by doctors to get vaccinated
The CBS and YouGov survey asked the question, “If your own doctor recommended the vaccine, would you get it?”
The pollsters wondered if the “personal doctor-patient connection” might help boost confidence in the coronavirus vaccines.
According to the survey, only 10 percent of people who are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine say their own doctor’s advice would sway them. A vast majority – 74 percent – said they will ignore their doctors if they recommended the vaccines.
This shows that there is significant pushback against federal, state and local government-sponsored efforts to increase vaccination rates.
Many of these authorities believed the recommendations of personal physicians could be more effective at convincing holdouts than government officials and so-called public health experts.
Among the unvaccinated people who were surveyed, there has been a significant increase in skepticism regarding different aspects of the vaccine and the people who are pushing for it.
The poll asked unvaccinated people their top reasons for not getting the vaccine. Fifty-three percent said they were worried about the vaccine’s very dangerous side effects. This is a 10 percent increase from a similar survey conducted in June when 43 percent of the unvaccinated said they were worried about side effects.
Fifty percent said they do not trust the government to hand out COVID-19 vaccines. This also represents a 10 percent increase from the June survey.
Finally, 45 percent of unvaccinated respondents said they do not trust the science behind the coronavirus vaccines. This is a 12 percent increase from the June survey when just 33 percent of the unvaccinated survey takers said they do not trust the science supporting vaccinations.
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