A third of Michiganders wouldn’t get COVID-19 vaccine

A new poll shows that 3 in 10 Michiganders cite the speed of development as a reason to be wary of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Even if it was widely available for free, three in ten Michiganders would probably skip getting a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s according to a new poll conducted by EPIC-MRA on behalf of Bridge Magazine.

The poll of 600 active and likely voters in Michigan conducted during the last week of July showed that most would opt for vaccination.

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Those opposed to the vaccine cited the speed of development as a reason for their hesitance.

“As much as I wish the vaccine was the miracle we’re all hoping for, it is being rushed,” said Yvonne Pallone, a behavior analyst in Warren.

There was a partisan flavor to the results of the survey. Only about half of those who view President Donald Trump’s job performance as “excellent” or “good” said they would get the vaccine, while the number was 77% for those critical of the president.

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