NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some encouraging news and some sobering news about a COVID-19 vaccine, when might one be available – and will people actually take it?
Virtually since the beginning of the pandemic five months ago, much of America has hung its hopes on a coronavirus vaccine to beat the pandemic and get back to some version of normal life. And while some vaccine candidates may be getting closer, a new poll questions whether people will even take a COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s a rushed vaccine for a disease that isn’t all that dangerous in most people. It’s not like an Ebola vaccine. And did I mention it’s being rushed? Unless you’re at high risk, the vaccine won’t change the odds much for you even if it works perfectly. And when you factor in the risk that it will be dangerous — did I mention it’s being rushed? — people aren’t crazy to forego it. And I say that as a guy who gets vaccinated for everything. It’s just risk analysis math.