The COVID-19 Vaccine Divide, Part 1: Perceptions & Effectiveness

Over 70% of Americans are confident the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. There is a large divide, however, among vaccinated and unvaccinated adults: while almost 9 in 10 of vaccinated adults believe the vaccines are safe, just over 1 in 4 unvaccinated adults agree.
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Emotion is a big part of how you assess risk – and why it’s so hard to be objective about pandemic precautions

People tend to overestimate or underestimate risk. The pandemic brings this into stark relief. Picture someone wearing an N95 mask while walking their dog through a deserted park. Contrast that with someone entering a crowded bar maskless in an area with high coronavirus transmission rates.
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