Americans’ Concern Over COVID Drops To Just 28%, Poll Finds

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: A commuter at Grand Central uses hand sanitizer as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 16, 2020 in New York City. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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  • The latest findings also show that a new high of Americans believe the pandemic is “over.” And the survey found 78% of Americans, the highest to date, think it’s best for Americans showing no symptoms to “lead their normal lives as much as possible and avoid interruptions to work and business.”
  • “The same poll finds the smallest percentages of Americans yet reporting they are steering clear of specific situations because of the coronavirus, including avoiding large crowds (24%), avoiding travel by plane or public transportation (19%), avoiding going to public places (16%) and avoiding small gatherings (13%),” Gallup reported.
  • “Use of face masks remains fairly common, but the 40% saying they have worn one in the past week when outside their home is also a new low during the pandemic.”

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