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Tuesday, 07 September 2021 19:06

Americans Less Confident the Worst of the Pandemic is Over Entering Fall: Poll

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...they are somewhat or seriously concerned. 85% of Democrats, 72% of Independents/Other and 56% of Republicans said they are somewhat or seriously concerned.

 

Americans were asked how concerned they are about someone in their family that has been vaccinated becoming seriously ill from a "breakthrough" infection. 62% of respondents said they are somewhat or seriously concerned. 71% of Democrats, 60% of Independents/Other and 51% of Republicans said they are somewhat or seriously concerned.

 

Respondents were asked if they feel safe dining out in restaurants if they are vaccinated. 57% of Americans said yes, which held roughly steady from a previous poll in April (58%). 56% of Democrats said yes, 54% of Independents/Other said yes and 64% of Republicans said yes. 

 

Respondents were asked if they feel safe using air travel if they are vaccinated. 51% of Americans said yes, which held roughly steady from a previous poll in April (50%). 48% of Democrats said yes, 50% of Independents/Other said yes and 59% of Republicans said yes.

 

Respondents were asked if they feel safe attending full-capacity stadium events if they are vaccinated. 32% of Americans said yes, which held roughly steady from a previous poll in April (33%). 26% of Democrats said yes, 30% of Independents/Other said yes and 46% of Republicans said yes.

 

On Sept. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new study that indicated a rise in child and adolescent hospitalizations related to the coronavirus and highly contagious Delta variant during the summer. The study showed hospitalization rates of adolescents age 12–17 years were 10 times higher in the unvaccinated compared with those who were fully vaccinated.

 

The CDC recommends everyone age 2 and older wear masks in public spaces, schools and childcare centers. The CDC also recommends everyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of coronavirus and the Delta variant, reportedly more than twice as contagious as previous variants.

 

The CDC acknowledged that...


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