Survey Result Details
We are undoubtedly social creatures impacted by our surroundings. The two surveys conducted over December and January found that nearly all readers would get the vaccine – which comes as no surprise.
But it was very surprising to find that many of our readers responded that they would be more influenced by the responses and reactions of their peers to the vaccine than by the national data on vaccine safety.
Either we believe the data will change as more people take the vaccine, or we tend to value the opinions of our peers more than the data from clinical studies.
It will be interesting to see how much the data does change in the coming months, as more population level variability affect the efficacy of the vaccines.
Perhaps many readers astutely noted that the vaccine’s effectiveness would change over time. Or perhaps many readers are simply more intuitive by nature.
IHME model extends to November 01, 2021 – predicts Fall upswing in mortality
Mortality expected to increase 3x from current levels.
Increase in excess deaths attributed to spread of Delta variant.