Census Survey Shows North Dakota’s Vaccine Attitudes Going in the Wrong Direction

This photo from Feb. 9, 2021, shows members of the National Guard assisting with a vaccination clinic administered by Central Valley Health District at the Jamestown Civic Center. John M. Steiner / The Sun

MINOT, N.D. — Here’s some good news amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic: “A shrinking percentage of Americans are expressing reluctance to get a COVID-19 vaccine,” the Wall Street Journal reports. That finding is based on a U.S. Census survey of some 80,000 Americans conducted between March 3-15.

In North Dakota, however, these numbers don’t look so good.

Our vaccine rollout, to this point, has gone swimmingly. North Dakota has consistently been a national leader in terms of distributing the shots. We’re now at a point where every single resident of the state is 16 years of age or older is eligible for the shot.

Yet, according to the Census survey, reluctance to getting the vaccine has increased sharply.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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