Posted by on April 17, 2021 3:51 pm

Categories: Coal Region Newswire 2 Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County Local News

You’ve no doubt heard that white conservatives are hesitant to get the COVID vaccine. That’s definitely the narrative the mainstream media has adopted.

But like a lot of things they report, it’s just not true.

According to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 17% of Schuylkill County residents – largely white and conservative – consider themselves “hesitant” to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

That 17% figure is exactly the same as ultra-liberal Philadelphia County. But when you’re trying to denigrate a group of people based on the color of their skin and the way they vote on Election Day, you mislead the public about one number and never report the other.

Take a look at the map below. It’s created by the CDC showing vaccine hesitancy rates in Pennsylvania. The bluer the color, the more hesitant people of a certain county are about getting the COVID vaccine. The greener shades represent lower rates of hesitancy.

And what this map shows is that the difference in hesitancy among conservative and liberal Pennsylvanians is nearly identical. For instance, there’s an 18% hesitancy rate in Indiana County and a 14% rate in Allegheny County.

vaccine hesitancy schuylkill county pennsylvania

Furthering destroying the mainstream media narrative is looking at hesitancy rates nationwide. As you can see, yes, the higher rates are seen in areas that are largely conservative, but they’re also in areas of the country less affected by COVID than most.

vaccine hesitancy usa

This data comes from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, hardly scientific.

Participants were asked, “Once a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is available to you, would you…get a vaccine?” There were 4 answers: Definitely get a vaccine, Probably get a vaccine, Probably not get a vaccine, and Definitely not get a vaccine.

If you answered with either of the last two, you’re considered “hesitant” to get the COVID vaccine.



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One response to Despite Mainstream Media Narrative, Only 17% of Schuylkill County Hesitant on Getting COVID Vaccine

  1. True2 April 17th, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I don’t get vaccines because I don’t agree putting something in you that you don’t want is a good idea.


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