Will COVID go away? Half say no

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/22/2021, midnight
A survey conducted with 1,000 people by healthinsurance.com reveals that 56% of Americans surveyed believe COVID-19 is never going away.
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A survey conducted with 1,000 people by healthinsurance.com reveals that 56% of Americans surveyed believe COVID-19 is never going away.

Over 3/4 have already received or plan to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the remaining 24%, nearly 6 in 10 (59%) say they are afraid of the COVID-19 vaccine. The reason for this fear according to 50% is because of the side effects and 20% say it’s because of how fast the vaccine was created.

Despite the vaccine, 67% think it’s too soon to drop mask mandates and 59% are in favor of some kind of vaccine passport. Mask or no mask, vaccine or no vaccine, nearly two-thirds (62%) in the “new normal” are afraid to cough or sneeze in public even if it’s not because they have COVID-19.