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Detroit students hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine

The United States has now surpassed 425,000 coronavirus deaths. Despite the rising cases of coronavirus and coronavirus related deaths, many people are hesitant to receive the COVID-119 vaccine. 

Fifty-nine Detroit students ages 14-17 participated in a survey during the month of December. The survey consisted of four questions regarding the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine. The survey was created on Survey Monkey with the link attached on Snapchat for students to access. 

The results of the survey are as follows :

1) Do you plan on getting the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Yes: 10%
No: 90%

2) Do you think the COVID-19 vaccine is safe? 

Yes: 7.5%
No: 92.5 percent

3) Are you afraid that there might be any physical effects of receiving the vaccine?

Yes: 85%
No: 15%

4) Do you believe the vaccine would help the world go back normal?

Yes: 32.5%
No: 67.5% 

Two Cass Tech seniors shared their opinions about receiving the COVID-10 vaccine. 

Senior Kenneth Sledge said he would get the vaccine.

“Yes, I think that if we all take the vaccine it would allow us to go to fun places and see our beloved family and friends more," Sledge said. "People’s mental health could get better as well if they are able to leave the house more and just enjoy life.” 

Senior Micah El Bey said she would not get it.

"My dad is a Moor so he doesn’t believe in vaccinations, and your body is supposed to create its own antibodies," El Bey said.


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