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Coronavirus vaccination campaign faces challenges as polls find Republicans, independents leery of shots


The Biden administration’s planned $1.5 billion effort to encourage people to get coronavirus shots will focus, among other things, on resistance among conservatives, according to  The Boston Globe.

Recent polls – including one that found about half of Republican men would refuse a shot – underline why that’s key.

An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 41 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of independents would refuse to get vaccinated if they could get a shot.

Patrick Callahan
Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan is a correspondent and reporter in the USA, specializing in politics and sports.