News

Americans Say COVID is Getting Better But Still Expect Disruptions

More than six in 10 Americans are optimistic the coronavirus pandemic will improve, according to a poll released Monday, but a sizeable portion expect continued disruption to schools and travel for the rest of the year.​

While 63% say the situation in the US surrounding the pandemic is improving – up 20 percentage points from January, when the highly contagious disease broke out omicron Variant caused a lace in cases — 25% believe things will not change significantly and 12% expect things to get worse, a Gallup Poll found.​

In January, 58 percent of respondents thought the coronavirus was getting worse.​

The highest rate of optimism was 89 percent in June 2021, when the number of people receiving the vaccine rose and coronavirus cases fell.​

But that percentage plummeted to 15% in August with the rise of Delta variant.

​​The poll, conducted between February 15 and February 23, when many states began to ease mask and other coronavirus restrictions, shows 9% believe the disruptions would continue for a few more weeks; 24%, a few more months; and 38% by the end of 2022.

About two years after businesses and schools shut down because of the coronavirus, 34% of Americans say they are “very/somewhat worried” about catching it — down 20 percentage points from April 2020.

There has been a significant increase in the number of people who believe COVID is now under control.
There has been a significant increase in the number of people who believe COVID is now under control.
Christopher Sadowski
The number is up almost 20 percent since the January 2022 spike in cases due to the Omicron variant.
The number is up almost 20 percent since the January 2022 spike in cases due to the Omicron variant.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

Only 6% say they are “very worried”.

The poll found that 55% are concerned about the emergence of new variants, 50% are concerned about people refusing to get the vaccine, 31% are concerned there will be enough hospital care and treatment, as will the same percentage about the lack of welfare distancing.

Only 19% worry about getting enough testing.​

Only six percent of respondents say they are "Very nervous about returning to normal life.
Only 6 percent of respondents say they are “very nervous” about returning to normal life.
Mohamed Krit/NurPhoto/Shuttersto

The survey surveyed 2,849 adults and has a plus/minus margin of error of 2 percentage points.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/07/americans-say-covid-is-getting-better-but-still-expect-disruptions/ Americans Say COVID is Getting Better But Still Expect Disruptions

JACLYN DIAZ

USTimeToday is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimetoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button