Owing to the record-breaking efforts of scientists across the globe, currently, we have 7 vaccine candidates in the final stage of human trials, including the Oxford-AstraZeneca backed novel coronavirus vaccine. As hopes of an effective vaccine to fight novel coronavirus inch closer to reality, there is yet another roadblock.
According to a poll conducted by Associated Press, only less than 50 per cent of Americans were ready to take the coronavirus jab, when and if it was made available. The statistics show that it would certainly take a lot more assurance about the safety of the vaccine to the general public, which is crucial to eradicate the disease globally. The speculations about the safety risks of the vaccines may be understood, given the breakneck speed of the development.