Pandemic fears are fading along with omicron, according to an AP-NORC poll
Just 24% report being “extremely” or “very” worried about themselves or a family member contracting COVID-19. That's down from 36% in December and January.
Omicron is fading away, and so are Americans’ worries about COVID-19.
Fewer Americans now say they’re concerned they’ll be infected compared with January following the rise and fall of the wildly contagious coronavirus variant. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Just 24% report being “extremely” or “very” worried about themselves or a family member contracting COVID-19.
That's down from 36% in both December and January, when omicron caused a massive spike in infections and taxed public health systems.
Signs the nation is ready to move on from the biggest COVID-19 wave to date are everywhere. Statewide mask mandates have all but disappeared, and on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s no longer recommending indoor masking for most Americans, based on current data.