Americans’ expectations for the year ahead include an effective treatment or cure for COVID-19, as well as a vaccine to prevent the disease: 83 percent and 73 percent of U.S. adults, respectively, say these developments will definitely or probably occur. At the same time, 83 percent of adults expect another coronavirus outbreak within the year, and 69 percent expect the focus on the coronavirus to delay progress on other disease treatments.
Around seven-in-ten adults (72 percent) say they would definitely (42 percent) or probably (30 percent) get a coronavirus vaccine if one were available, while about a quarter (27 percent) say they would not. The survey comes amid concerns that activists and others who are hesitant to get vaccinated for other diseases might not get inoculated against the coronavirus.
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