The number of Americans who think the pandemic will last until 2022 more than doubled last month: polls


A new poll found that the number of Americans expecting the epidemic to continue until the end of 2021 or later has more than doubled from the previous month.

Gallup, a polling service, asked 3,475 adults over the age of 18, “How long do you think the interruption in travel, school, work, and public activities in the United States will last?”

In June, only 17% of Americans believed that the outage would last until 2022. As of July, 42% of Americans think.

Another 41% of Americans believe that the interruption will continue “to the end of 2021.” Together, 83% of Americans believe that pandemic destruction will continue until the end of the year or next year.

Gallup conducted a poll between July 19th and 26th. The margin of error in the polls is plus or minus 2 percentage points.

A new poll found that the number of Americans expecting the epidemic to continue until the end of 2021 or later has more than doubled from the previous month. In this photo, Dr. Joseph Wallon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 26, 2020.
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In June, 89% of respondents thought the pandemic was “a little better” or “a lot better”. By July, this number had dropped to 40%. Conversely, in June, 3% thought the pandemic was “somewhat” or “worse.” By July, this number had risen to 45%.

Gallup’s poll also showed that vaccinated people are more worried about contracting COVID-19 than unvaccinated people. In June, 18% of vaccinated Americans worried about contracting the coronavirus. By July, this number had increased to 33%.

In June, 15% of unvaccinated Americans worried about contracting the coronavirus. By July, this number had increased to 20%.

Despite growing concerns, the proportion of respondents who said they would begin sheltering or avoiding public places, public transportation, small gatherings, or large groups of people did not change much between June and July.

Gallup pointed out that pessimism about the pandemic is increasing day by day COVID-19 Delta variant increases infection rate Nationwide.

The Associated Press used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late June to report that approximately 90% of recent COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths in the United States occurred among unvaccinated people.CDC).

although “Breakthrough” cases in the vaccinated population, This infection seems to occur in 0.0098% of all fully vaccinated people, ABC News report. Its report is based on data from new cases that occurred in the CDC around the last week of July.

Democratic president Joe Biden Once said that he thinks a new wave of infections is “unlikely” May lead to further blockadeHowever, he also hesitated to completely rule out this possibility. The Biden administration also stated, It will not compulsory vaccination.

Weekly newspaper Contacted the CDC for comments.

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