The survey sheds light on the opinions of 1,000 Americans
According to a survey, 48% of respondents say they know someone over the age of 65+ that has had difficulty signing up to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, 68% are waiting their turn, saying they will be getting the vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so.
However, a majority of Americans don’t think the vaccine means the end of the pandemic. A whopping 86% say people who are vaccinated should continue to wear masks and social distance. 64% say they would get tested for COVID-19 more frequently if they could do it at home.
The research also found that more than 1 in 4 say they have or know someone who has lost their health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet nearly half don’t know what health insurance options are available to them should they find themselves uninsured.
The survey reveals that the pandemic has 54% of those surveyed experiencing “pandemic fatigue”.
Among them, 51% admitting they have had to take at least one “mental health day” during the pandemic. At the same time, 30% of those currently employed say they are actively looking for a new job.
However, respondents were split on how they feel about working from home. 50% of those working from home are finding it hard to manage a work-life balance.
At the same time, 79% say that working from home has been better for their overall mental health. In fact, 52% like working from home so much, they would take a pay cut to permanently continue doing so.
One thing is sure, everyone still needs a vacation, the survey found. 59% are still taking vacation days even though they are working from home. In addition, 36% need a break so bad, they are planning a big vacation regardless of when it’s safe to travel. And 76% of those planning a vacation have already chosen where they want to go.
We’ve reported that two Nordic countries will issue digital vaccine certificates.