1 in 3 Americans say they know someone who LIED to skip Covid-19 vaccine queue – poll
The survey from Axios/Ipsos found that 31% of people say they personally know someone who “claimed to have a health condition or another qualifying criteria that would allow them to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner.”
Covid-19 vaccines in the US only recently became available to the general public, with states initially prioritizing health care professionals and people with certain underlying conditions when first beginning their distribution.
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The Ipsos poll also found that a majority on both sides of the political aisle support vaccination efforts, though more so with Democrats than Republicans, as 72% of people identifying as Joe Biden supporters said they believe the Covid-19 vaccines save lives and that people should get inoculated as soon as possible, while 60% of Donald Trump supporters said the same.
People also appear to agree with distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being paused following several cases of patients developing serious blood clots, from among the over seven million doses of the jab administered in the US to date.
Nearly 90% of those polled said they believe the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are being “responsible” for recommending a pause on the vaccine.
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Ipsos found the lowest number of people were self-quarantining (11%) since they began asking the question at the start of the pandemic, and more people were eating out (48%).
Over half of respondents did say they were continuing to social distance when in public. Similarly, 63% said they wear masks all the time in public, while 13% said they never, or only occasionally, wear a face covering.
The poll was conducted among more than 1,000 adults in the US between April 16 and April 19, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.
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