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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A fifth of Floridians are unwilling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and an additional 16% remain uncertain whether or not they'll get vaccinated, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Why it matters: Even if we don't reach herd immunity, experts say vaccines are our best shot of returning to a "normal" world.

The big picture: Unusually, Florida is about average for this metric among all states.

  • How we stack up: Mississippi has the most unwilling residents at 30%. Hawaii and Massachusetts have the least, both at 11%.
  • Those unsure or unwilling regarding the vaccine were most worried about side effects and how fast the vaccines were approved.

Point of intrigue: Moms, Fox News viewers and Snapchat users are among the most unwilling to get a shot.

  • Vaccine skepticism is trending upward for Black adults, while white people are getting them at much higher rates than people of color who do want vaccines.

Worth noting: Whether or not Floridians and other Americans want the shot, we've gotten most of the world's supply.

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Apr 25, 2021 - Health

Some Americans are skipping their second coronavirus vaccine shots

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Over 5 million Americans have missed their second shots of the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer or Moderna, the New York Times reports, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why it matters: Vaccine effectiveness of partial immunization from Pfizer or Moderna — more than 14 days after the first dose, but before the second dose — was 80% in a recent CDC study of health care workers.

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Hong Kong's Apple Daily said 500 police officers searched the pro-democracy newspaper's offices and arrested five senior executives on Thursday.

Why it matters: The arrests of the paper's chief editor, Ryan Law, along with its chief operating officer, two other editors and the CEO of Next Digital, which operates Apple Daily, were made under China's national security law — which gives the government broad power to limit people's political freedom.

World Bank rejects El Salvador's request to help implement bitcoin

President Nayib Bukele, giving a speech in El Salvador's legislative assembly in San Salvado earlier this month, pushed for bitcoin to become legal tender. Photo: Emerson Flores/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images

The World Bank has rejected the government of El Salvador's request to help the country implement Bitcoin as legal tender, Reuters first reported late Wednesday.

Why it matters: The international lender's rejection could hamper the government's goal of making the digital currency accepted across the country within three months.