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Tue May 12, 2020, 05:58 PM

Nearly one-third of Americans believe a coronavirus vaccine exists and is being withheld

https://news.yahoo.com/nearly-one-third-americans-believe-090024774.html

Nearly one-third of Americans believe a vaccine already exists to prevent coronavirus infection but is being withheld from the public, while nearly half believe the COVID-19 virus was created in a lab.

As the coronavirus pandemic approached 50,000 deaths in the U.S. around half didn't believe that figure either new data suggested many Americans held misinformation about the virus. The death total has now surpassed 80,000 more than two weeks after the results of the survey were published. It signals their mistrust in institutions as citizens are being asked to rely on government, health and other leaders amid the outbreak.

Twenty-nine percent said it's either probably or definitely true that a vaccine that prevents coronavirus infection exists and is being withheld, according to the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Project. An even greater percentage, 32%, said they believe treatment that cures coronavirus infection exists but is being withheld. Around 7 out of 10 Americans said those statements are untrue.

"To see about a third of people give that some level of, 'Yeah, that might be true,' that was pretty shocking to me," said Robert Griffin, research director for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group. "That's a pretty dark type of thought to be floating around the public. There's an undercurrent of a lack of trust in society, a lack of trust in elites."

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Reply Nearly one-third of Americans believe a coronavirus vaccine exists and is being withheld (Original post)
Celerity May 2020 OP
mwooldri May 2020 #1
dhill926 May 2020 #2
Blecht May 2020 #3
raging moderate May 2020 #5
mike_c May 2020 #4
lame54 May 2020 #6
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #7
Quixote1818 May 2020 #8

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:17 PM

1. What level of dumbfuckery has America sank to? We're fucked. NT

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:18 PM

2. I've always been amazed at how easily some folks...

fall for propoganda. I'm sure there are many studies....is it because it panders to their prejudices? At any rate, a bunch of weak minded dumbfucks...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:20 PM

3. I wonder what George Carlin would say today

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Response to Blecht (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:38 PM

5. It is equally strange who they think the "elite" are.

They don't think the Trump family or the Kushner family or the Koch family or the Mercer family are among the "elite." They don't think Putin or McConnell are among the "elite." Oh, no! It's just those pesky book-reading and science-experiment people who are the "elite" (no matter how humble their actual circumstances may be). They believe that those are the people who control the world's resources and money and governments!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:38 PM

4. plus Congress stole from Social Security...

...vaccines are poison, the Earth is flat, and the moon landings were faked. Ignorance is a virtue in the U.S.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:40 PM

6. Which 3rd?...

Trumpers or not

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:24 PM

7. Gotta be.

This is the DU member formerly known as Alacritous Crier.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:34 PM

8. That same 1/3rd will say covid is not dangerous, Bill Gates is doing population control

5G is really killing everyone and dinosaurs lived with Jesus. Even though several of them contradict one another, they don't see an issue.

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