That’s much lower than the 67% who said so during a Gallup poll in late March and early April.
In fact, we have been looking at some of the worst coronavirus numbers for a long time, and unlike earlier this year, it is not at all clear that there is a general will to do what is necessary to slow the rate of infection.
This high positive rate came even with a higher number of tests compared to two months ago, which would reduce the positivity rate if the number of cases remained constant.
In fact, cases and testing are not only at the national level. The number of deaths and hospitalizations has risen to more than 33%, according to the Times
We are, to put it mildly, in a world full of troubles.
However, nowhere does the American public or voters seem to have the same eagerness that we did in April to do what could be done to keep the virus away.
Not only are fewer than the majority of Americans unwilling to say that they are “very likely” to take shelter in their place. They are not currently isolated. A clear majority (62%) said they were partially isolated or not isolated at all in a Gallup poll in late October. It was half that (30%) in April.
While 46% of Americans said they have not started making vacation plans yet, those who are evenly divided between planning the celebration between their immediate families and the people they live with (30%) and with those outside this select group (24%).
Perhaps most disturbing is that these survey numbers come against a backdrop that Americans seem to realize that the country is on the wrong track in how we deal with the virus.
Most (61%) told Gallup that the coronavirus situation is getting worse. Only 23% think it is improving, which is one of the low percentages of the epidemic so far.
Although Americans know we are on the wrong track, it has not yet caused the kind of change in habit that might be necessary to overcome the recent wave of cases.
Unless Americans change their tone quickly, things could go wrong a lot regarding the virus.