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ABC News 16 Nov 2020

Americans still hesitant to take COVID-19 vaccine if available

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ABC's Will Carr reports on perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles, and why 50% of Americans don't want to take the first available vaccine.


Sen. Mitch McConnell responds to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
President-elect Joe Biden says he "wouldn't hesitate to get the vaccine" if the FDA gives emergency approval in the coming weeks. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, and Politico White House reporter Tina Nguyen joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest.
The initial doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccines could go out next month, if the FDA grants emergency authorization. There are also three other promising vaccine candidates in the pipeline from AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The process of distributing the vaccine to the 330 million people living in the U.S., however, could prove a logistical challenge. Here's a look at how the federal government plans to do it.
Although the Italian government says it won't make a COVID-19 vaccine compulsory - there is growing hesitation among Italians over its safety.

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