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Most Americans Are No Longer Afraid of the COVID-19 Pandemic
According to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most Americans are no longer afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of new infections has dropped drastically, only 24% of Americans recently polled said they were extremely afraid of contracting COVID-19. Most Americans also believe SARS-CoV-2 will continue to circulate but will cease to cause serious illness. Just 15% of those polled think the novel coronavirus will be completely eliminated. State and local governments have reacted in kind by loosening pandemic-related restrictions, such as eliminating mask mandates. Additionally, other pressing news stories, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, may be taking people’s minds off of pandemic-related worry. Click here to read more.