THIS IS A TREMENDOUS FAILURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: Study: Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe, effective.

Sept. 10 (UPI) — Less than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe and effective, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Lancet.

Although that figure is on par with much of Western Europe — and is far higher than those in many eastern European and Asian nations — it may be “masking pockets of dissent,” study co-author Heidi Larson told UPI.

The findings are significant, given the global quest for a vaccine against COVID-19, which as of Thursday afternoon has infected nearly 28 million people globally, including 6.4 million in the United States, based on figures from Johns Hopkins University.

www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/09/10/Study-Fewer-than-60-of-Americans-believe-vaccines-are-safe-effective/4591599768296/

 

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