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Six in 10 Americans are somewhat or very likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine if doing so would lower the risk of becoming infected by about half, according to a new survey from STAT and The Harris Poll. The poll also found more Americans say they are likely to get a vaccine, practice social distancing, and wear a mask if they or someone they know has contracted Covid-19. The poll, which surveyed 1,954 adults online from Oct. 29-31, suggests that even a more effective vaccine wouldn’t have an outsized impact on the public’s willingness to be immunized.

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