62% of New Yorkers fear worst coronavirus to come: poll

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NEW YORK CITY – New Yorkers who fear the coronavirus pandemic will come back worse than ever are not alone – it’s a concern shared by 62% of the state’s residents, according to a new survey.

An investigation by the Siena College Research Institute has found that COVID-19 will remain contained in New York. 70% of New Yorkers broadly support the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus even though it is hurting the economy.”The majority of all demographic groups except Republicans believe we haven’t seen the worst of the pandemic, and the majority of all demographic groups want the government to focus on containing the virus itself if the economy suffers, ”said Don Levy, director of the institute. , in a report. “Almost 80% are concerned that they or another member of their household will get sick from COVID-19. “

The investigation indicates that New York’s rise from the epicenter of the coronavirus to success does not make its residents, including those of New York, complacent.

Beyond the 62% who fear the worst is yet to come, 82% of those polled believe the state is likely to face another major COVID-19 outbreak in the fall.

Large numbers of New Yorkers still adhere to public health recommendations, according to the survey. For example, 73% always wear a protective mask outside of their home and 56% completely follow social distancing recommendations.

Between 56% and 64% of New Yorkers feel comfortable eating al fresco in a restaurant, going to a playground or park, going to a hair salon or salon, and visiting a beach.

But when asked about indoor dining – an increasingly hot topic in New York City, where it is still banned – 65% were uncomfortable eating in a restaurant, according to the survey.

Read the full results here.

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