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From: National Geographic

How COVID-19 is Changing Our Expectations for Other Vaccines

As scientists raced to create new vaccines that would fight the novel coronavirus, Matthew Motta had a question: What did Americans expect from these vaccines?

Motta, a political scientist at Oklahoma State University who studies vaccine hesitancy, polled nearly 1,000 American adults on their expectations for the then-hypothetical shots. His peer-reviewed study, published this March in Social Science & Medicine, uncovered what he described as predictable results: Given the choice between various efficacy rates and single or multi-dose shots, the vaccine Americans would most prefer was a single dose that boasted at least 90 percent efficacy and almost zero chance of causing even minor side effects.

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