The Kaiser Family Foundation has shared an interesting piece of data from a survey about COVID: 71% of Americans who remain unvaccinated say a booster is proof the vaccine doesn’t work, while 80% of vaccinated people see the booster as a positive.
The booster has not increased interest in the shot, but instead appears to have solidified the divide.
The results come from a KFF survey given to 1,519 randomly selected adults between Sept. 13 and 22 following Biden’s announcement on making boosters widely available, but before the FDA and CDC opted to only give them to people considered most at risk.
As for who’s received the shot, 90% of those who admitted to being vaccinated are Democrats and 58% are Republicans.
Hamel says the difference has remained around 30% ever since the vaccine became available to all adults.
The largest reason for an increase in vaccination rates was the Delta Variant, and Black, Hispanic, and Latino communities still remain below the vaccination rate of white communities, but the gap is starting to close.
The one thing almost all survey takers agreed on is that the complete eradication of COVID-19 in unlikely.
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