Half of U.S. adults now have received at least 1 Covid shot

The country’s vaccination rate currently lags behind Israel at 61.6 doses administered per 100 people, leading it among countries with at least 5 million people at a rate of 119.2. According to Our World in Data, an online research site, the US is also tracking the United Arab Emirates, Chile, and the United Kingdom who vaccinate at a dose of 62 doses per 100 people.

The states with the highest vaccination rates have voted democratically in the past and supported President Joe Biden in the 2020 election: New Hampshire at the top with 71.1%, followed by CDC data from New Mexico, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine.

The vaccine bill includes millions of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine; The use of this vaccine was interrupted because of six cases of unusual blood clots. In the United States, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered, the vast majority with no or minor side effects. Authorities stressed they had found no signs of clot problems with the most widely used Covid-19 vaccines in the United States – from Moderna and Pfizer.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who appeared on several television newscasts on Sunday morning, said he expected the J&J footage to resume soon, with warnings and / or restrictions.

Vaccination rates don’t always coincide with the way states vote. However, polls by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs have revealed trends linking political biases and attitudes towards vaccines and other issues related to the pandemic that killed more than 566,000 people in the United States.

A poll conducted in late March found that 36% of Republicans said they likely or definitely not to be vaccinated, compared to 12% of Democrats. Similarly, a third of rural Americans reported leaning against gunfire, while less than a quarter of those living in cities and suburbs shared that reluctance.

Overall, the willingness to vaccinate has increased, as surveys show.

As of January, 67% of American adults were ready to be vaccinated or had already received at least one shot. According to the latest AP-NORC poll, the number has risen to 75%.

Nationwide, 24% of Black Americans and 22% of Hispanic Americans say they likely or definitely will not be vaccinated, compared with 41% and 34% in January, respectively. 26% of white Americans now say they won’t be vaccinated. In January it was 31%.

Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said the goal is to get community figures, from athletes to clergymen, to encourage vaccination, especially as the seven-day national average of cases remains above 60,000 new infections per day.

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