Loss of trust in government related to vaccine hesitation, according to Australian studies

new research According to a publication in the Australian Political Science Journal, individuals with low confidence in government officials are more likely to question the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

Experts at the University of Western Australia (UWA) used data from international studies conducted in 22 countries prior to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus emergency.

The analysis compared a dataset of citizens’ attitudes toward government officials and compared them with the same people’s views on vaccines.

Katie Attwell, an associate professor of social sciences at UWA and co-author of the report, explained that the relationship between vaccines and government is inseparable.

“The vaccine initiative was the responsibility of governments and civil servants to coordinate development, distribution and implementation,” said Atwell.

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View of the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall in Perth, Australia. (Adwo / Adobe Stock)

“Therefore, vaccine acceptance can be expected to reflect not only people’s thoughts about the vaccine itself, but also their feelings about the government, as they control almost every aspect of the vaccination program. increase.”

Attwell suggested that public attitudes towards government should be investigated when estimating the acceptance and success of future vaccination deployments.

“This study confirms that future analysis of vaccine hesitation and public support or resistance to vaccination must include the individual views of government agencies,” she said.

Tauel Harper, a professor of social sciences at UWA and co-author of the report, emphasized the importance of government to consider public opinion and the treatment of citizens.

“Another lesson is that it is important for governments to build and maintain the trust of people by always acting responsibly, transparently and honestly.

Fear that mandatory vaccination will lose public confidence

There is growing concern that letting Australians choose to get a jab or lose their job may have caused a loss of confidence in the authorities.

One of the strictest of these policies is Western Australia (WA), which requires vaccination in industries and locations such as health, law enforcement, mining, construction, hospitality, entertainment, fitness, courts and government. ..

However, an internal investigation conducted by members of the Western Australian Police revealed that a significant proportion of respondents lost confidence in the Secretary of Police and did not support the action.

Specifically, more than two-thirds of the 384 respondents opposed vaccination obligations, and 60% said they lost confidence in the police secretary.

In addition, 47% said they wanted to be vaccinated, 7% were still undecided, and 46% said they didn’t want to be vaccinated in the first place.

In addition, 69% of those who were not confident or did not want to be vaccinated said that bullying and coercion had a significant impact on their vaccination decisions.

As a result, the majority of respondents said they had low morale in the workplace and were dissatisfied with their job, union, and police secretary.

Concerns about damaging public confidence in the vaccine were previously aired by Harvard epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff early in the pandemic.

“Currently, due to these vaccine obligations and vaccine passports, this compulsion keeps many people away from the vaccine and does not trust them for very easy-to-understand reasons,” Kurdoff said of EpochTV’s America. I told the ideological leader. “Why do you need someone to take the vaccine when it’s so beneficial to you?” That’s one reason. “

“People who promote these vaccination obligations and vaccine passports, namely vaccine fanatics, I call them me. They have given me much more in the past year than anti-vaccines have given in 20 years. “It caused damage to the vaccine,” said Kurdoff.

“These vaccine fanatics can even be said to be the greatest anti-vaccines we have today. They do far more damage to vaccine confidence than anyone else.”

As of March 10, approximately 1 in 20 Australians over the age of 16 has not been fully vaccinated. That’s more than a million people.

Daniel Kumerev


Daniel Khmelev is a Perth-based Australian reporter working on energy, technology and politics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics and computer science. Contact him at [email protected]