Oklahoma anti-vaxxers explain why they won't even listen to Trump on the COVID vaccine
Former President Donald Trump's supporters are making it clear they will not be taking the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of who is speaking out in favor of it.
According to the Mediaite, CNN's Gary Tuchman recently traveled to Oklahoma's panhandle to visit a community where an overwhelming number of Trump supporters reside. Based on election statistics from the 2020 election, 92% of the community voted for Trump. But despite the overwhelming support for the former president, the COVID-19 vaccine is not something they'll be taking anytime soon.
"I don't trust the government and I don't trust Biden," one of the Oklahoma restaurant patrons said.
When Tuchman asked a married couple about their reservations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the husband expressed doubts about the efficacy and whether or not it's as high as pharmaceutical companies claim. "When I take the flu shot, I usually get the flu, so there's no reason to take it," the man explained.
One man, who voted for Trump in 2020, made it clear they have no interest in supporting a "liberal New Yorker."
"Trump is a liberal New Yorker," one Trump voter declared. "Why would we listen to him either?"
Their remarks also align with a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll based on anecdotal responses from voters mostly identified as Republican males. According to the publication, the poll results "found 47% of Trump supporters — and 49% of self-identified Republican men — said they have no intention of getting inoculated against the coronavirus."
As of Thursday, March 18, the United States has reported more than 30 million coronavirus cases. Approximately 21% of the U.S. population has received one or both doses of the COVID vaccine.
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