That are the results from a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey.
It is pretty dispiriting that only 71% of people will probably or definitely get a vaccine. Is this because people are not scared of COVID? No. In general, most people are concerned. 63% of people say they are very or somewhat worried that they or a member of their immediate family might catch COVID-19.
Nevertheless, 27% of people would not get the vaccine if it existed. Why? Vaccine distrust is high. Of all those who say they definitely or probably will not get vaccinated, half say that is because they do not trust vaccines in general.
Creating a safe and effective vaccine is the first step, but making sure people actually get the vaccine–when it exists–is a challenge we’ll hopefully need to face in the coming months or years.