A new poll found that 49% of Republican men said they won't get vaccinated for Covid-19 and Dr. Vin Gupta said that "will determine the trajectory of this pandemic" to the detriment of all Americans.

"All forecasts right now say that we're going to be past the worst of this with normalcy by say end of June, early July. That, however, is contingent on people actually getting the vaccine to the tune of 75% to 80% of eligible adults by that time period," Gupta, who works in an intensive care unit, said. "If that's not the case —if there's skepticism or hesitancy that high — we're not going to get there." 

Gupta, a lung doctor and NBC medical contributor, pointed to models from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that suggest the U.S. could still experience 100,000 cases and at least 1,000 deaths per day if the rates of eligible adults getting vaccinated were below projections. 

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