Most Americans say they do not view Covid-19 as being as dangerous now as it once was, and say that mandatory vaccination against the virus for school children is unnecessary.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
The survey finds that 52% of American adults say they believe that the danger of Covid-19 is mostly over now, while 40% still consider the virus a major public health threat.
The findings are nearly unchanged from April.
Fifty-three (53%) say they are opposed to mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for students in public schools, while 36% say it is a good idea. Another 11% say they are not sure.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Covid-19 vaccines for children under the age of 5 and as young as age six months, even though scientists say that population has a statistically zero change of severe illness from Covid. The vaccines have risks both known and as-yet unknown, according to researchers.
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Fifty-five percent (55%) of those polled say it "is important" for young children to be vaccinated against Covid-19, including 33% who say it’s "very important."
Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t think the Covid-19 vaccine is important for young children, including 22% who say it’s "not at all important."
Seventy-two percent (72%) of American adults say they have received a Covid-19 vaccination, while 24% say they have not.
Those who have been vaccinated are much more worried about Covid-19. Studies show those who are vaccinated are more likely to contract Covid, though scientists differ on why that might be the case.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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