COVID-19

Third of Michigan voters would not get vaccinated against COVID

A new poll shows lots of mistrust: Of the president and of medical experts.

Just 44% of Michigan voters would absolutely get a vaccine against COVID-19 if it were approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. That’s according to a new poll conducted on behalf of the Detroit News/WDIV-TV.

More than a third – 39% – absolutely would not get the vaccine, and another 27% weren’t sure.

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The poll shows a troubling amount of mistrust surrounding vaccines that are under development by several pharmaceutical companies.

Results had a partisan flavor to them.

“We’re seeing reluctance on the Democratic and independent side because they see it as being rushed right now. We’re seeing reluctance on the Republican side because they don’t see the virus as a serious threat,” said Richard Czuba, founder of Glengariff Group, which conducted the survey of 600 likely voters.

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