Is skepticism undermining US COVID vaccination efforts? | COVID-19 Special

Is skepticism undermining US COVID vaccination efforts? | COVID-19 Special

Is skepticism undermining the United States’ vaccination success story? About 250-million doses have been administered so far. Almost every second American has received a shot in the arm. A third are fully vaccinated. But the pace is slowing, which has experts worried.
Without herd immunity, it’ll be harder to stop the coronavirus from always making comebacks.
Officials say the sudden slowdown in vaccination rates is due to some Americans refusing to get their second shot. They’re worried about the side effects. The hesitancy and skepticism is stubbornly high among Republicans and white evangelical Christians. But more black Americans are lining up for the jab. DW’s Carolina Chimoy reports from Mississippi.

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