Monday, January 25, 2021

Who is Against Vaccinations?

A survey conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Lab suggests that more than 25% of Americans would not get vaccinated. If 1 in 4 people refuse to be vaccinated then the USA will struggle to ever escape from Covid-19 lock-downs.

While the survey is extremely worrying it is also helpful as it can help the CDC target where they need more education campaigns. You can explore the results for yourself on an interactive map created from the data by MIT Technology Review. Do your neighbors want to get vaccinated? is a choropleth map which shows the percentage chance that a person in each county in the USA will want to get vaccinated. 

If you live in Arlington county, Virginia then there is a 92% chance that your neighbors will want to get vaccinated. However if you live in Terrebonne, Louisiana then there is only a 48% chance that a neighbor wants to get vaccinated.

BTW if you are in any way doubtful of the need to vaccinate yourself against Covid-19 then you might want to view the latest data on the Johns Hopkins' Covid-19 Dashboard. One year ago the dashboard showed that 17 people had died from Covid-19. Just 12 months later and the number of deaths from this deadly virus now stands at over 2 million.

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