World 62 Percent of Americans Support Vaccine Mandate: Poll
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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans support a vaccine mandate, though a sharp partisan divide in support persists.
The poll, conducted by The COVID States Project and released by PureSpectrum July 30, found that 64 percent of respondents said they support the mandate, an increase from April and May, when 62 percent said they support it.
An even greater number of respondents—70 percent—said they support requiring the vaccine to get on an airplane. Fewer respondents said students should be required to take the vaccine.
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Some health officials now think a third shot could help older and immunocompromised people. Israel is already offering a third Pfizer shot for immunocompromised residents — though millions of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have yet to be vaccinated — and Pfizer has previously suggested that a booster shot could be needed in the US. Regulatory questions abound Though the US currently has tens of millions of surplus Covid-19 vaccine doses on hand, making a third Pfizer or Moderna shot available to millions of immunocompromised or elderly Americans likely won’t be a quick process.
Sixty-one percent of respondents said children should be required to get the vaccine to go to school, and 66 percent said college students should be required to be vaccinated.
The poll surveyed 20,669 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia between June 9 and July 7.
The partisan gap in support for vaccine mandates "remains vast," the survey report said.are nearly twice as likely to support a mandate, with 84 percent saying they do, compared to 45 percent of . 57 percent of Independents said they support a mandate. Both Democrats and Republicans increased their support for a vaccine mandate by three points.
There is also a significant gap between rural and urban attitudes toward a mandate, the report said. 73 percent of respondents form urban areas said they support the mandate, while 53 percent of rural respondents do.
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Massachusetts and Washington D.C. had the highest number of respondents who support a mandate, at 81 percent. Wyoming reported the least support at 46 percent.
The increased support for a vaccine mandate comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., driven by the highly virulent Delta variant. More than 122,000 new cases were reported Friday, compared to 15,977 a month earlier on June 30, according to data from The New York Times.
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Just over half of Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to data from John Hopkins University.
There are, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has said. "There will be no federal mandate," Walensky recently tweeted.
However, some private businesses are requiring patrons to be vaccinated. At least 60 restaurant and bars in Seattle arebefore they can dine or drink indoors. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that officials who want to eat at restaurants in the city. has also announced they will against the virus.
Mask mandates pour in nationwide after CDC revises guidance for vaccinated people
New mask mandates and rules cascaded Tuesday and Wednesay following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that vaccinated people in high-transmission areas should still wear masks indoors, bringing back pandemic health restrictions for many Americans. "I have stuck with CDC guidance throughout the pandemic and today is no different," Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted Tuesday night. "I will return Kansas City to a mask mandate indoors based upon national and regional health guidance and discussion with other Kansas City leaders.
Los Angeles will alsoor submit to routine testing.
Director of National Institutes of Health Francis Collins said onSunday that he .
"As a public health measure, it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers," he said.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Says 'Shut Up, Don't Complain' to Unvaccinated Over Masks .
"It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," he said at a news conference."For anyone that's frustrated about wearing a mask and you're not vaccinated, then look in the mirror. It's your fault that we're going back to having an indoor mask mandate," Scott said during a news conference on Friday, according to WBAL-TV 11.