Coronavirus vaccine skepticism and how to fight it, according to experts

coronavirus vaccine skepticism and how to fight it according to experts

Sumary of Coronavirus vaccine skepticism and how to fight it, according to experts:

  • News that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine candidate showed 90% efficacy in phase 3 clinical trial on Monday was cheered by politicians and scientists alike, with America top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci even calling the results “extraordinary.”.
  • A survey of 100,000 people conducted by the Pew Research Center from September, for instance, found that only about half (51%) of those questioned would receive the COVID-19 vaccine if one were available today, a 21 percentage point drop from May when a similar survey was conducted..
  • Schaffner said, noting data is still needed for how the vaccine reacts in pregnant women, the over 65 population, and children, for instance..
  • (The company is still awaiting data on safety, which it expects to be made available by the third week of November, according to a press release.) Convincing the general population that any potential coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective starts with first convincing the medical community of the same, said Schaffner..
  • Schaffner warned that potential side effects could also make the general population wary of receiving it, noting that Pfizer candidate being a two-dose regime will likely result in “a lot of local reactions”.
  • “The second dose is a bit worse than the first, people can feel crummy for a day or so afterward, more so than the flu vaccine,”.
  • receive a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available today, some 57% said minor side effects would “reduce the likelihood of them getting vaccinated at least a little.”) Speaking to Fox News following the Pfizer news, Dr…

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