MINOT, N.D. — Yesterday, we learned from a U.S. Census survey that North Dakota is quickly becoming a national leader in skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccines.
According to an analysis by Axios, only Wyoming (26.8%) and Mississippi (24.3%) have lower percentages of unvaccinated citizens saying they won’t get a vaccine.
It’s not a proud development, and per the survey trends, public sentiment in our state is not headed in the right direction.
Since they became available, North Dakota’s share of the vaccinations have been distributed at a brisk clip, but there are signs that the pace is slowing. With fewer than 40% of state residents received at least one shot of the vaccine, data from the state Department of Health is showing a plateau in the growth trend for the vaccine coverage rate: