Despite imminent arrival of covid vaccine, More than 70% of Russians don’t want it

Two months after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country had developed the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, a new government poll has revealed that just 23 percent of the nation wants to be inoculated.

The research, conducted by the ruling party United Russia, revealed that more than 73 percent of respondents do not want to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Another four percent said they don’t need it, as they’ve already had the disease.

The hesitance of Russians to be injected is mainly linked to the lack of proof that any vaccine works, with two-thirds of respondents (63 percent) saying that effectiveness is the most important quality. The vast majority of Russians questioned don’t mind which country created it, with just a quarter (24 percent) preferring to receive a homegrown shot, and 13 percent wanting one made abroad….

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