More than 50 per cent adults think no Covid Vaccine in 2020


Three in four adults the word over believes that they would get a vaccine for COVID -19 soon. When 74 per cent of the adults think so, 59 per cent of the younger generation say that there was no chance of getting the vaccine before the end of 2020, according to a survey by Ipsos on behalf of the World Economic Forum.

Ipsos, one of the largest market research company, surveyed about 20,000 adults from 27 countries. The survey was held between July 24 and August 7, 2020 on its Global Advisor online survey platform, aged 18-74 in United States, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, and Turkey, and aged 16-74 in 22 other countries.

59 per cent do not believe a COVID-19 vaccine will be available before the end of 2020


China, Brazil, Australia and India are the countries where the Covid-19 vaccination intent is highest. When it is 97 per cent in China, Brazil and Australia counted for 88 per cent and India 87 per cent.

Russia. Poland Hungry and France had low vaccine intent. In Russia, the vaccine intent was 54 percent, Poland 56 per cent, Hungary 56 per cent and France 59 per cent, the survey report said.


In the 29 countries surveyed, 59 per cent did not believe that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available before the end of 2020. When 23 per cent among them strongly believed that the vaccine would not come, 36 percent had only some belief.

China stood out in the survey with 87 per cent of the adults believing that a vaccine would be ready this year. The same expectation was in Saudi Arabia (75 per cent) and India (74 per cent). However, the adults in Germany, Belgium, Japan, and Poland were a bit skeptical. Only one in four adults thought of the success of a vaccine in 2020.

worries related to side effects, effectiveness and PERCEPTION of not being at risk for not taking vaccine


One of the first reasons that the adults pointed out against taking the vaccine was the worry related to side effects. Fifty six per cent of the adults doubted about the side effects. This includes 70 per cent in Spain and 68 per cent in Sweden to 41 per cent in Argentina and 40 per cent in Saudi Arabia.

The second reason is related to effectiveness of the vaccine.  Twenty nine per cent of the adults across the globe feared this. In Russia and Poland, 44 per cent of the adults doubted the effectiveness of the vaccine. Twelve per cent of the adults in China and nine per cent in Mexico had the same thoughts.

The third reason was the perception of not being enough at risk from COVID-19. Among those who are reluctant to be vaccinated, this view is most prevalent in India (37 per cent) Malaysia (36per cent) and Sweden (35 percent).


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