Americans have ended their strongest friendships over the COVID-19 vaccine

Even the best of friends break up over it. Vaccinated Americans have called it quits with friends who refused to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a new poll. A survey of 1,000 Americans - conducted by OnePoll on Sept. 2 - examined why people have ended friendships in the last year and a half and found 16% of respondents have axed three pals from their lives since the pandemic began in March 2020. Of those who ended a friendship, 66% are vaccinated and 17% don't ever plan to receive the shot. Fourteen percent of vaccinated respondents said they parted ways with friends who didn't want to get inoculated.

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