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Canada United States: the worried authorities by the 30% Americans who do not want to be vaccinated

04:15  08 april  2021
04:15  08 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Bus de vaccination mobile à Brooklyn, New York, le 7 avril 2021. © Reuters - Shannon Stapleton mobile vaccination bus in Brooklyn, New York, April 7, 2021.

nearly 20% of the American population is already vaccinated against coronavirus. By April 19, no more restrictions will weigh on access to the vaccine and all American adults will be able to claim. But according to a survey published on April 7, nearly one-third of them hesitates to be injected by the serum, which worries the authorities.

With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpo

according to a public radio survey, 30% of Americans do not intend to be vaccinated. The reasons relied upon are very variable: mistrust of a product that has not been tested over several years, religious faith, or belief in the wildest conspiracy theories. 36% of Republicans say reluctant, compared to 12% among Democrats.

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The mistrust is as well established within the black community that has not forgotten the disastrous experiences carried out in the past by doctors on African Americans. And almost 22% of Hispanics are also reluctant.

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A crucial issue for the country

to try to convince the population of the benefits of the vaccine, the authorities launched campaigns advertising, mobilized pastors and community leaders. Some private companies participate in this effort: in North Carolina, a banner promises to offer a free donut every day until the end of the year to anyone who presents his vaccination certificate.

The challenge is crucial: according to the disease control and prevention center, it is necessary that 70% to 80% of the population is vaccinated to reach collective immunity.

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 .
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 206,306 new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,760,795 doses given. Nationwide, 730,968 people or 1.9 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 17,838.85 per 100,000. There were 21,788 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 10,078,150 doses delivered so far. The provinces and territories have used 67.08 per cent of their available vaccine supply.Please note that Newfoundland and Labrador, P.E.I.

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