According to a new poll, more than 2/3 of Americans do not believe that the United States will eliminate the coronavirus in the next year, while only 10% do so. In addition, 1/3 of Americans feel that they will likely contract the virus within the next few months, and 10% have already contracted the virus recently. In addition, 44% of Americans believe it will be several years before the virus is completely eradicated, and 14% believe they will never eliminate it.
Fortunately, the epidemic has subsided in Egypt, where most cases are mild and not life-threatening. Meanwhile, new developments in studying the pathophysiology of novel coronaviruses have led to advances in diagnostics and therapeutics.
In many countries, vaccination programs have been rolled out, but the virus is still threatening the health of citizens in different regions. In addition, new forms of the coronavirus have emerged, making it necessary to revise existing diagnostic and treatment protocols.
As it was in early February, more than 1/3 of Americans consider themselves at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. However, despite this increased awareness of the virus, only 1/5 of those surveyed said they did not wear a mask when they left the house; this suggests that the coronavirus is still prevalent in the United States, and Americans are ready to loosen regulations on the disease.
According to the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index, more than 1/4 of Americans know someone who has been reinfected with the virus, and almost half have been infected more than once. In addition, a recent increase in the Omicron BA.5 variant has led to many new cases. Despite this, the overall concern about COVID-19 has remained unchanged since April 2021.
The perception of risk is declining, but Americans vaccinated for the coronavirus say they still feel moderate or high risk. For example, five-fifths of Americans still view going out in public as high or moderate risk compared to a year ago. On the other hand, 71% of Americans consider attending sporting events and travelling moderate to high risk.
While Americans are becoming more aware of the danger of the coronavirus and are concerned about its re-emergence, the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index shows that the emergence of the Delta variant has halted the virus’ re-emergence in the United States. As a result, more people are taking preventive measures to protect themselves against the disease, but the changes will have little impact on unvaccinated people. In addition, the new poll indicates that parents are slightly more likely to vaccinate their children.
While the risk of catching a cold is a concern, many Americans have decided to return to their “normal” life. According to a new survey, almost three-fourths of Americans feel that the risk of catching the disease after returning to normal life is moderate or large. However, unvaccinated people still feel a moderate to a large risk.
The new study also finds that a third of Americans view a return to a pre-COVID lifestyle as a threat. As a result, people socially exclude themselves, with fewer people leaving the house to dine out, shop, or visit family and friends. In addition, the number of self-reported breakthrough cases has increased over the past year. Although this is encouraging news for public health, it also shows that Americans are adjusting to the new reality that they’re living in.
Despite the recent increase in reported cases, the number of Americans exposed to the coronavirus is still very low, and it is unlikely that the virus will completely vanish. As long as Americans spend considerable time indoors, the risk of getting infected with the virus will remain high.
Public health officials believe spending time indoors is the main driver of the coronavirus epidemic. However, they also point to a trend that shows that most people are not taking precautions and are not using masks.