Like many matters surrounding COVID-19, the development and production of a vaccine remains extremely layered.
Right now, health officials are estimating that a vaccination for the virus could be made available by the end of this year or in 2021. Some have even stated that the vaccine will arrive at “warp speed.”
Numerous Americans already have concerns about this, however. Some of the concerns deal with whether or not the government will attempt to mandate that Americans take the vaccine as they have done with face masks. Other people maintain questions about the speed of development and whether this vaccine has undergone the proper analysis and testing.
It’s worth noting that many vaccine take years and years to develop; even then, there are no guarantees. Now, reports from Washington Examiner show that the production speed is a turn off to many Americans.
The Latest on the Coronavirus Vaccine
Many health officials are concerned by the notable minority of Americans who have stated they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to the public. Therefore, leaders within the medical community are stating that “a consistent set of messaging” is necessary to coax people into taking the vaccine.
ICYMI: Dr. Tom Inglesby explains how a coronavirus vaccine could still provide benefits to the public even if it’s less than 100% effective. #MTP #IfItsSunday@T_Inglesby: “We would take 50%, because 50% is a lot better than we have right now pic.twitter.com/Hb1ZucmMIz
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 9, 2020
Other health officials have suggested talking to Americans about the testing, production, and development of the coronavirus vaccine. Leaders in the medical community also warn that even people who are normally receptive and cooperative with vaccination are being alienated by the vaccine’s possible arrival later this year or next year.
What Else is Concerning Americans?
Already, articles have started to surface alleging that people can be legally compelled to take a vaccine for coronavirus whether they like it or not.
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— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) August 8, 2020
This, too, is raising concerns about the power of government, individual liberties, and people’s freedoms to make their own healthcare decisions. Talk about jailing and fining individuals who opt out of a vaccination for coronavirus is not winning people over.
Last week’s USA Today op-ed from doctors urging “compulsory vaccination for all” and “punishments” for people who refuse is also not helping matters. All in all, many folks just aren’t comfortable with what they view as a rushed vaccination being forced upon them by the government.
What do you think about the production and development of the coronavirus vaccine? Will you be willing to take it when it becomes available to the public? Let us know in the comments section below!