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Poll: Strong Majority Wants Congress To Investigate The Safety Of COVID Vaccines

A clear majority of U.S. voters want Congress to investigate federal health authorities over the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll found.
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A clear majority of U.S. voters want Congress to investigate federal health authorities over the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll found.

According to Rasmussen Reports, a right-leaning pollster, 57% of respondents believe lawmakers should probe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its work on the COVID vaccines.

The poll, taken last week, comes as concerns are rising about the safety of the vaccines.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, for example, has recently encouraged men ages 18 to 39 to not get vaxxed because of potential heart disease that has reportedly caused many deaths in the age bracket.

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Florida, under Gov. Ron DeSantis, has also rejected recommendations for children to get vaxxed.

Meanwhile, last week the CDC itself announced that it was studying a potential increased risk of stroke in people 65 and older who have been vaccinated. 

Rasmussen asked two questions in its poll, the results of which were released on Friday: How likely is it that the CDC gave the American public complete information about the danger of side effects from COVID-19 vaccines? Should Congress investigate how the CDC dealt with issues of COVID-19 vaccine safety?

A majority — 51% — believe that the CDC did not give the full picture of the safety of the vaccines or are not sure.

Despite that, a separate Rasmussen poll taken last month found that 56% of respondents believe the vaccines are effective.

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As for an investigation, as noted earlier, 57% support a congressional probe of vaccine safety.

That is one aspect of a broad COVID-19 agenda that House Republicans have announced.

“There’s a lot of confusion out there, there’s a lot of uncertainty out there, and I believe every American, regardless of their political ideology, would like to know the truth,” GOP Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, told The Washington Post recently.

Rasmussen noted wide support exists for such an investigation.

“Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans, 48% of Democrats, and 54% of unaffiliated voters say Congress should investigate how the CDC dealt with issues of COVID-19 vaccine safety,” the pollster noted in its press release with the poll.

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Rasmussen also noted that majorities of each major racial demographic, as well as majorities of men and women, support an investigation.

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