Doctors around America are seeing a drop in demand for COVID-19 vaccine.
In Iowa, for example, 80 per cent of the counties in the state are declining to take new vaccine doses for next week.
Many experts are trying to figure out why people are so hesitant to get their shots. But this isn’t anything new, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, the leading vaccine researcher at Mayo Clinic.
“Every single vaccine, with a couple of decade exception in the post-World War II time frame, has been met equally with this kind of hesitancy,”
Poland that COVID-19 has claimed so many lives in the U.S., when the quality of health care in the country is so high.
“One out of every 560 Americans is dead of a virus we know how to prevent with a 25-cent mask,” said Poland. “How is that even possible, in the second decade of the 21st century, in a nation with more health care, more education, more of anything, than in the history of the world?”
Poland says the demand for vaccines is often “fickle,” depending on whether people get their medical information from scientists, or from politicians and celebrities.