One Third of Louisiana Residents Don’t Want the COVID-19 Vaccine
In all of the hustle to get a viable vaccine (or 3) that would protect us against COVID-19, I never dreamed that a sizable portion of Louisiana's population straight up wouldn't want it! But, here we are.
In an effort to inoculate a big enough chunk of people to achieve what health experts have called "herd immunity," empty parking lots, sports stadiums, civic centers, and more have been transformed into mass-vaccination sites across the state. According to WBRZ, more than three quarters of a million people (782,189) in the state hhave been fully inoculated (meaning they have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine - or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) - and that number is rising by close to 100,000 each day now!
Unfortunately, there seems to be an upper limit on the percentage of folks willing to get the shot voluntarily - and that limit is somewhere around 66%. The reason? According to BusinessReport.com - they simply don't want it. Citing the 2021 Louisiana Survey, the report highlights the one third of Louisiana residents that simply refuse to get the vaccination.
One of the most mind-boggling pieces of data to come from the survey comes when you realize that nearly half of the same people the poll surveyed said that they personally knew someone who died from the disease.
I don't know about you, but that is exactly why I will be getting the shot(s).
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.