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The Most Vaccine-Hesitant Group? It Might Be Ph.D.s

Amanda Tetlak, a registered nurse, prepares coronavirus vaccine doses at a Florida Department of Health Pinellas County vaccination event in St. Petersburg, Fla., August 6, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters)

This may be old news to you, but it wasn’t to me. According to a new paper by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, those Americans still unvaccinated may not all be “less educated, ‘brainwashed’ Trump supporters who don’t want to take the vaccine.” Like everything else, it is likely much more complicated than the traditional soundbite would have you believe. H/T Arnold Kling and UnHerd, which posted the chart below:


If this is correct, Kling comments that, “The Ph.D’s who hesitate to take vaccines may be harder to talk out of their stance than the stereotypical Trump supporters.”

Kling also points to this piece about vaccine hesitancy. Worth reading.


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