The past year has allowed the nation to become a lot more familiar with COVID-19. What was once a mysterious virus is now one that Americans know poses a mild threat to the young and healthy, as opposed to older and sicker individuals.
More knowledge about the virus coupled with the availability of three different vaccine brands has changed things. For starters, more Americans are eager to go out and live normally as they did pre-coronavirus. Others have grown exasperated with questionable guidance from health officials. Leaders who issue edicts only to later breach these edicts are also a factor in public exasperation.
Earlier today, a new Gallup poll focusing on COVID-19 came out. This poll showed that fears of coronavirus now are much lower than they were one year ago.
A closer look at the present-day perception of coronavirus in America
Gallup’s latest poll showed that only 20% of Americans think that COVID-19 is the most pressing issue in the United States. This marks a steep 25% decline from people who viewed coronavirus as the nation’s most critical problem back in April 2020.