Poll: COVID-19 Infection Fears Lowest Since 2021

Concerns over catching COVID-19 decrease, respondents advise healthy people live normally
NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 13: Jordane Domain gets a COVID-19 test done by a healthcare worker on January 13, 2022 in North Miami, Florida. During the holiday surge people waited in a long line at the North Miami Senior High School site, but today people are able to walk in with little to no wait.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A new Gallup poll found that 28 percent of Americans are concerned about catching COVID-19, the lowest total reported since June of 2021 when 17 percent expressed concern.
  • Though the majority of respondents said they anticipate seeing an increase in infections in the fall and winter, a majority, 6 out of 10, are not attempting to isolate themselves.
  • A total of 78 percent of Americans, a new record, recommended that healthy individuals live their lives normally.

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