Judging from the current situation, the epidemic in the U.S. is much more severe than in other countries. The U.S. government is "very relaxed" right now, but we all know that "relaxation" is only temporary. The words "very" and "very serious" refer to two possible outcomes of an event. The epidemic is like an invisible hand, and we can see what this hand looks like. Could the outbreak be over within the next two months? Maybe there's something you can't see, but it happened. It may start to turn around and see some good news next year.
According to Gallup's 2022 survey of the fear of Covid-19, there has been a reduction in U.S. workers' fear of coming into contact with COVID-19 on the job, but a certain level of unease persists. It is estimated that a quarter of employed adults remain "very" (6%) or "moderately" (20%) concerned about being infected by the Coronavirus at work. At the same time, one out of three reported being "not too concerned", and 41% were "not at all concerned."
Compared to last July, when Gallup measured this, 33% of workers were concerned, and 36% last year, 27% are worried today. 51% of employees were affected in July 2020, the highest rate.
Women, Democrats, educators and healthcare workers continue to be more concerned about COVID-19 exposure at work than their male counterparts. As the pandemic progressed, these groups consistently showed the most significant concern about workplace exposure, which has not changed today, despite some decline in anxiety over time.
The Fear of Coronavirus Affecting the U.S. Economy
Persistent fear of contracting the Coronavirus has put about 3 million Americans out of work and slashed $250 billion from the nation's economic output in the top half of 2022, based on the new research on "chronic social distancing."
Nearly 60% of respondents to the monthly survey of ten thousand adults said they would not fully resume pre-pandemic activities, such as riding crowded subways and elevators and thus staying away from the workforce. The researchers found that those out of work or looking for a job due to infection fears account for about 2% of the crew or a figure of 3 million.
Adaptations Against the Fear of Coronavirus
1. Remote Working
With advanced technology in modern society, there are many different approaches to work, especially when you fear Coronavirus. Remote working allows you to continue your work without concern about catching Covid.
2. Stay Hygiene
If there is no choice of different working styles but only working on-site, there are still some ways to lower the possibility of catching Covid. One of the most essential parts is to stay hygienic and wear a surgical mask for protection.
3. Talk About Your Worries
If you feel worried, scared or helpless because of the COVID-19 outbreak, that's normal. The people you trust may also be able to help you when you share your concerns with them.
4. Stick to the Facts
Despite COVID-19's growing importance, much conflicting or confusing information remains. Check the accuracy of what you read in news feeds, social media, and from other people with a credible source you can trust. Try to keep everything private if you have checked the facts against credible sources, and consider how inaccurate information could potentially negatively affect others.