Will the COVID pandemic ever be 'over'? A poll shows most Americans don't think so
The poll shows that 59% of Americans think it’s essential that they personally be vaccinated against COVID to feel safe participating in public activities.
Will the pandemic ever really be “over”? And what would that mean?
A new AP-NORC poll shows that few Americans – just 15% – say they’ll consider the pandemic over only when COVID-19 is largely eliminated. By contrast, 83% say they’ll feel like the pandemic is over when it’s largely a mild illness, like the seasonal flu.
The AP-NORC poll also shows that for many Americans, strict precautions like avoiding socializing and travel are making a comeback because of the omicron variant. And the poll underscored what authorities say are alarmingly low vaccination rates for children ages 5 to 11.
The poll also shows that 59% of Americans think it’s essential that they personally be vaccinated against COVID-19 to feel safe participating in public activities.