- Only 37% of Saskatchewan residents believe they will contract COVID-19 at some point. 64 percent of Manitobans believe they will contract COVID-19 at some point.
- Florida and Texas are two notable states that have already adopted this pandemic-fighting strategy.
As per the new poll, most Canadians believe they will contract COVID-19 at some point.
As per a poll released Thursday by the Angus Reid Institute, 55% of Canadians expect to contract COVID-19 at some point, regardless of the precautions they take. Among parents of elementary school-aged children, the percentage rises to 63%.
Regionally, 64% of Manitobans assume they will contract COVID-19 at some point, while only 37% of Saskatchewan residents believe they will contract the virus.
Some health experts believe that most Canadians will contract COVID-19 at some point.
In March 2020, then-Health Minister Patty Hajdu predicted that up to 70% of Canadians could contract the virus. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Newfoundland and Labrador, recently stated that she believes most people in her province will contract COVID-19 at some point.
“I know we all think we’re done with COVID,” she said at a provincial briefing in early January, “but COVID isn’t quite done with us.” “Living with COVID means savoring the good times while summoning all our grit and determination to get through the bad.”
More than 2.6 million Canadians have by now contracted COVID-19, according to CTVNews.ca’s daily COVID-19 tacker, with nearly 33,000 new cases reported on Wednesday.
Offered the sense of inevitability surrounding COVID-19 diseases in Canada, a sizable proportion of Canadians assume all COVID-19 limitations should be lifted, and those at risk should be able to manage their infections.
In total, 39% of Canadians believe that restrictions should be lifted, with 62% of Conservative voters and 89% of unvaccinated people agreeing that restrictions should be lifted.
Florida and Texas are two notable examples of states that have already adopted this strategy to combat the pandemic. According to Google tracking data, more than 10 million people have contracted COVID-19 in both states, nearly 140,000 deaths.
IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END?
According to the poll, few Canadians think the pandemic will be over by 2022.
Only 23% of Canadians believe the pandemic will be over by 2022, with those in Saskatchewan being the most optimistic at 28%. On the other hand, New Brunswickers are the least optimistic, with only 14% believing Canada is nearing the end of the pandemic.
When the responses are compared to the respondents’ vaccination status, 32% of unvaccinated people believe the global epidemic will end in 2022, while 20% of those who have received a booster think the pandemic is nearly over.
Source- Global News
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