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Vanderbilt survey: Just 3 in 10 Tennesseans trust their own doctors for COVID-19 advice

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A new Vanderbilt poll highlights the depth of the disconnect between Tennesseans and public health officials concerning how best to address the current health crisis.

The Vanderbilt research involved nearly 1100 Tennessee residents. The data shows a profound distrust in sources of information about COVID-19.

Just 38 percent of those surveyed trust what they hear from the federal Centers for Disease Control. Even more surprising, only 35 percent trust pandemic information provided by their own family physicians.

Less than six in ten Tennesseans say they wear a mask every time they go out. Just five in ten say they plan to have their children immunized against coronavirus.

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