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‘This is not the time to ease our efforts’: American fears of COVID-19 drop to their lowest level since April 2020


Few Americans today fear a COVID-19 arrest than at any time since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new survey.

Only 35% of adults in the United States say they are very concerned about getting COVID-19, according to Gallup. This is the lowest level of concern since April of last year. In addition, nearly 80% of Americans see the COVID-19 situation improving, which is the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Gallup survey was conducted in mid-March, but since then there has been evidence of an increased number of COVID-19 cases across the country.

Meanwhile, the Gallup researchers noted: “Americans are fundamentally less anxious about signing COVID-19 because more and more adults have been fully vaccinated and have a sense of humor. with improved vaccine deployment.

America was average nearly 65,000 cases per day in the past week, up 20% from the previous two weeks. The surge in cases, despite the rapid launch of vaccinations, is a reflection of the reopening states and the fatigue of the pandemic, health officials said.

So far, nearly 19% of the US population is fully vaccinated, and more than 32% of the population has received it at least once. President Biden said 90% of adults in the country will be eligible for COVID-19 on April 19, while he stressed that states should suspend their reopening plans until more Americans can get the shot. vaccines over. He also reiterated the importance of wearing a mask to fight viruses.

President Biden is expected to announce on Tuesday that all Americans will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19, moving it as early as May 1, but as he warned in recent comments: “We share our love. feel of Dr. [Rochelle] Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC stated earlier today: This is not the time to ease our efforts. “

“We can still see a setback in the vaccination program. And most importantly, if we let our guard down now, we could see the virus getting worse, not better. “, He said on March 29.” You know, how many people have been vaccinated, we still have many Americans gone. “

Americans 65 years of age and older

The reduction of COVID-19 anxiety most occurred in Americans 65 and older who were the first to have access to a vaccine against coronavirus, but health officials said they and all vaccinated persons should still wear a mask and practice away from society in public.

Concern around signing COVID-19 hit a high in July, when nearly 60% of Americans reported concerns about the disease. That tipping point came amid an increase in the cases that occurred when business restrictions were lifted across most countries.

Although the fear surrounding COVID-19 has been reduced across the board across all segments of society, Gallup’s data show that the concern surrounding COVID-19 still varies significantly between genders. , race and politics. Nearly 2 out of 5 women reported still worried about contracting with COVID-19, as opposed to less than a third of men.

Half of those who identify as Democrats also report the same, as opposed to 30 percent of independent members and only 17 percent of Republicans. People of color are also more likely to say that they are more worried about getting sick with the virus than white Americans.

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