PhD-Educated Least Likely to Get Vaxxed: Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh study finds highest educated Americans are most vaccine-hesitant.

  • Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers found that vaccine hesitancy is highest among those with a Ph.D.
  • The study tracked vaccine hesitancy among U.S. adults between January and May 2021.
  • Researchers surveyed more than 5 million Americans.
  • Responders were asked whether they were “probably” or “definitely not” planning on getting a gene-based Covid-19 vaccine.
  • The study showed that “by May Ph.D.’s were the most hesitant group,” reports the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
  • “So not only are the most educated people most sceptical of taking the Covid vaccine, they are also the least likely the change their minds about it,” Unheard comments.
  • UPMC notes the most cited reasons the most reluctant to get the non-FDA approved vaccine include “not trusting the vaccine” and “not trusting the government.”
  • But those who reject the vaccine are also concerned about “vaccine safety” as well as “potential side effects.”
  • The Mayo Clinic recently found that the Pfizer vaccine is only 42% effective.
  • A German chief pathologist also recently found that the Covid-19 vaccine is the cause of death in 30–40% of autopsies.
  • Ex-Pfizer VP Dr. Michael Yeadon recently reported the vaccine causes “autoimmune” disorders.
  • International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research published a study titled “Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19” in which MIT scientists concluded that the Covid-19 vaccines can cause “blood disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases.”
  • The same peer-reviewed study says vaccines can cause “shedding,” whereby “transmission of the [spike] protein from a vaccinated to an unvaccinated person” can result in “symptoms induced in the latter.”

Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith.