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Fear of dying from COVID-19 dips below 50% for first time since July: poll

Added 03-03-21 12:18:02am EST - “Americans are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The national Harris Poll conducted over the weekend found a significant upti?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Fear of dying from COVID-19 dips below 50% for first time since July: poll”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Americans are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.

The national Harris Poll conducted over the weekend found a significant uptick in positive sentiment about the pandemic — and a drop in fears of the virus.

“The last year has certainly been difficult for many Americans and their families, but in the face of all the hardships and social distancing efforts, many have remained optimistic and resilient when it comes to their mental health,” John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, said in a statement.

More than half, or 52 percent, of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they are not afraid of dying as a result of catching COVID-19, the highest mark since July 2020.

For most of the year, the number of people who said they were frightened of being killed by the virus outnumbered the alternative.

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