by: Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Omicron is on the way out, and COVID-19 positivity rates are falling, as are hospitalizations and deaths.
According to the latest vote of the Associated Press Center for Public Affairs says Americans are ready to put on a pandemic in the past.
Researchers surveyed 1,289 adults between Feb. 18 and Feb. 21. When omicron was at its peak in January, 36% of respondents indicated that they were “extremely” or “very” worried that they or a family member would be infected. But that number has since dropped to 24%.
In this same study, respondents were asked how concerned they were about the spread of COVID-19. In August 2021, 65% were “extremely or very worried”. Recent data show that less than 50% are concerned about the spread of coronavirus.
Other signs also indicate that the nation is ready to move on. Last Friday, the U.S. released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that lift indoor mesh mandates.