3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines and reveal stark differences between countries
- Market research firm Ipsos surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines.
- Stark differences exist country by country.
- Just 54% percent of Russians say they’ll get a vaccine when one becomes available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they’d get one.
- Compared to the rest of the world, Americans surveyed said they are less optimistic about a vaccine coming out in 2020 and are less likely to get vaccinated.
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A new poll by market research firm Ipsos surveyed people across the world on their attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines, and the results reveal stark national differences when it comes to hopes that a vaccine will be available soon and willingness to get vaccinated.
As the coronavirus pandemic roils the globe, many see a vaccine as the world’s chance to return to something more closely resembling normal. Currently, World Health Organization is tracking over 170 vaccine candidates, with 9 candidates currently in Phase 3 of clinical trials. Normally, vaccines take years to develop, but scientists are hoping to cut that time down to 12 to 18 months.
But if a vaccine does arrive, it’s only effective if people …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]