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Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in poorest countries is lower than US

Nepal begins Covid-19 vaccination drive, Kathmandu

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If the huge challenge of getting covid-19 vaccines to poor countries can be overcome, will people even want them? The first study to explore the question suggests the answer is an overwhelming yes.

On average 80.3 per cent of people in ten low and middle income countries said they would take a covid-19 vaccine when it became available, according to phone surveys of 46,000 people between June and January. That is much higher than some high income countries, such as the 64.6 per cent willing to take one in the United States. …

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