January 21 – On the eve of the new president of the United States, the Washington Post and ABC conducted a nationwide poll on the coronavirus pandemic. The results showed that nearly 90% of Americans believe that the pandemic in the United States is not effectively controlled.
According to the Washington Post on January 20th local time, when Trump left office, only 11% of Americans agreed that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States was largely or completely controlled.
The vast majority of people from all parties in the United States believed that the deadly virus could only be said to be controlled to some extent.
Or it is completely uncontrolled. Specifically, about 20% of Republicans believe that the pandemic in the United States is largely effectively controlled, and less than 5% of Republicans believe that the pandemic is completely controlled; the proportion of Democrats think that the coronavirus pandemic is completely under control is more than twice as many as that of Republicans.
U.S. media mentioned that as of January 20 local time, more than 24 million people in the United States had been infected with the novel coronavirus, causing more than 400,000 deaths, less than five weeks before the death toll reached 300,000.
This means that the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated, as the death toll in the United States has increased from 200,000 to 300,000 for 12 weeks.
Recently discovered mutant COVID-19 in the UK is becoming more and more worrying, and British scientists say the mutant virus is more likely to spread.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that the virus will become the main strain in the United States in the next two months.
However, polls show that despite the critical situation of the coronavirus, the American people have different attitudes about the danger of the coronavirus, and Americans from different parties have different views on the possibility of the novel coronavirus in their families.
Eighty percent of Democrats say they are very worried about it, while only 40% of Republicans and 60% of independents expressed slight concerns.
“The situation is out of control,” said Carolyn James, 73, a senior in San Antonio. Democrat James lives with his 98-year-old mother.
Every time she goes shopping or goes back to her house to check letters, her mother will say: “Be careful, be careful.”
Two weeks ago, three people were diagnosed in James’ apartment, and all of them were tested for the novel coronavirus.
Last week James and his mother were given the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. While waiting for the second vaccine, James admitted that he was under great psychological pressure. She said, “If I have a problem, who will take care of my mother?”
Dwin Davis, a Republican from Missouri, has a completely different view. Davis, 75, is currently doing greening his son’s small garden.
Davis said: “We do our work outdoors and don’t touch people.” Davis said that he had not decided whether to get a coronavirus vaccine, but his wife would never.
In addition, Davis was a missionary to a small Christian church, which was built in the 19th century and could accommodate 300 people.
Davis and his wife raised 18 family meals together on Thanksgiving.” Which is more important, saving the body or the soul?” “A 92-year-old and a staff member who worked in the hospital didn’t come to the event after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and we wouldn’t have any issues,” Davis said.
As far as the coronavirus vaccine is concerned, the results of the U.S. media poll show that the American people are generally willing to get the coronavirus vaccine.
40% of the American people say that they will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus once given the opportunity, and another 23% of the people say that they may be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
It is worth mentioning that there are also partisan differences in attitudes towards the coronavirus vaccine, with about half of Democrats saying that they will definitely get the coronavirus vaccine, compared with only a quarter of Republicans.
The poll also shows that 60% of the American people believe that trying to control the novel coronavirus even at the expense of the economy is more important for the United States.
There is a clear split between the parties in this matter, with 90% of Democrats believing that controlling the coronavirus pandemic should be given priority, while 60% of Republicans say restarting the economy is more important for the United States.
Robert J., professor at Harvard University. Blendon) concluded from a study of public attitudes towards public health measures that a high proportion of people have a negative attitude towards the coronavirus policy, reflecting the serious impact of the public health crisis on the lives of the American people.
Brendon compared the coronavirus outbreak to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, saying, “This is definitely the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and people are expressing through polls that a national disaster has swept our homes.”