Wednesday, July 21, 2021

MIT Study: Vaccine Hesitancy Is 'Highly Informed, Scientifically Literate,' and 'Sophisticated'

By Rick Moran July 17, 2021 

Vaccine hesitancy is a big problem, according to the Biden administration.  Less than half the public is fully vaccinated while about 56 percent have received at least one jab. The goal of fully vaccinating the American public appears to have stalled. This should not surprise us. When the vaccines were first approved for emergency use back in December 2020, 40 percent of Americans expressed skepticism about the vaccine.

Trying to shame the holdouts has failed spectacularly. Insulting and degrading them as "morons" or
"ignorant" has resulted in a vicious pushback and a hardening of positions on getting vaccinated. The administration's plan of sending people door to door to vaccinate them only feeds anti-vaccine skepticism. Trust in authority is at an all-time low, which makes a government-sponsored vaccine program suspect.

Still, most experts agree that some people who should be getting vaccinated aren't doing so. But the root cause isn't ignorance or a belief in conspiracy theories. An MIT study on the problem revealed some surprising results...........To Read More....


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