Coronavirus Live Updates: 74% of people say they would get vaccine, global survey finds

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Survey finds 74% of people would get coronavirus vaccine
The results varied widely around the world.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Are you willing to get a coronavirus vaccine?

According to a new global survey by the World Economic Forum, 74% of people said yes -- but the numbers vary widely internationally.

Two-thirds of Americans responded yes, while only 54% of Russians are interested. In China, 97% of respondents said they'd get a vaccine.

The results varied widely around the world.

The most common concern among Americans not interested is the possibility of side effects. Nearly 20,000 people around the world took part in the survey.

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NJ school district delays start of in-person school year

Paramus School District approved a delay to the start of the in-person school year to November 9. The Board of Education made the decision at a meeting on Monday night. The first day for virtual learning is unchanged and will begin on Thursday. The board blames a lack of staffing due to the pandemic and says the delay gives them more time to hire people and conduct background checks.

Nassau County dining campaign

While indoor dining is still not allowed in NYC, Nassau County is hoping to capitalize on that by drawing diners over the county line. Indoor dining is permitted in Nassau County at 50% capacity so the county is launching a social media and digital marketing campaign called Taste Nassau Today.

Archdiocese of Newark increases church attendance capacity

The Archdiocese of Newark announced that the attendance limit for its 212 churches in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties has increased. Based on the latest New Jersey public official guidelines, the number of people now permitted indoors for public liturgies and Baptisms, weddings and funerals has increased to 150 participants or 25 percent of the church's capacity, whichever is lower.

7 On Your Side Investigates: Lack of guidance, resources are top concerns for schools

A lack of guidance and resources are top concerns for school districts in New York and New Jersey scrambling to finalize plans for the 2020-2021 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by Eyewitness News.

Man taunts employees, refuses to wear mask in NJ store

A man was caught on video screaming at employees at a New Jersey dollar store after refusing to properly wear a face covering.

NJ district's Chromebook giveaway

The Paterson school district has provided a Chromebook for every student after falling short of devices in the spring.

Apple, Google coronavirus-tracing technology

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software.

NY absentee ballot portal now open

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of New York's absentee ballot portal where voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the upcoming November 3 election. The governor acted with an executive order to allow any voter concerned about risk or exposure to COVID during the ongoing pandemic to request an absentee ballot.

"As the November election approaches we know that many voters feel vulnerable in the midst of this pandemic," Cuomo said. "In line with the sweeping reforms we have implemented to make it easier for New Yorkers to exercise their right to vote, today we launch the online portal through which every registered voter concerned about COVID-19 can obtain an absentee ballot. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and we want each and every voter to feel safe and secure in the exercise of voting."

NYC delays start of school year

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would delay in-person learning for students until September 21st. "There is nothing more precious than taking care of the children of New York City," he said. School staff will report the day after Labor Day and teachers will begin preparing their classrooms on September 10th. Students will all start with remote learning on September 16th and for the next three days. Then on Monday, September 21st, Blended Learning begins.

2 more states added to Tri-State Travel Advisory

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that two states have been added to the Tri-State Travel Advisory that requires travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days. Alaska and Montana now meet the metrics for the quarantine, which applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

Dr. Fauci on GMA

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke to GMA's Amy Robach about children going back to school across America, his relationship with the president, and COVID-19 vaccines.

New Jersey gyms reopening with restrictions

Gyms across the Garden State are allowed to reopen Tuesday with restrictions. Eyewitness News was at Crunch Fitness on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen as dozens of people moved in to start their workouts around 6 a.m. Capacity is limited to 25 percent and you must wear a mask.

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