The Elon University in North Carolina recently conducted a survey and asked Americans of their main worry during the ongoing coronavirus.
In their response, more than 78% of the Americans said their biggest worry is the health and wellbeing of their family. Since the virus is said to attack the elderly, young children, and people with weak immunity the most – Americans are concerned about their family members catching the disease.
Apprehension regarding the finances and economy was second on the list of Americans. According to the survey, 74.4% of the Americans said that they are worried about the impact this would cost on their personal finances.
Other worries shared by Americans included spreading the virus to others, contracting it themselves and getting severely sick, and having to go to work during these times.
The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can infect a person from physical contact, touching the same surface, and droplets generated during cough and sneeze. Initially identified in the Wuhan district of China in December 2019, the pandemic has infected over 287,000 individuals all over the world with 11,890 deaths.
Apart from the health risk, the virus has greatly impacted the economic situation of the world. Since prevention is the only way to stay safe from the COVID-19, government and health authorities are asking their citizens to stay at home and avoid going to public places including school, work, and social gatherings. As a result, many people are losing their jobs and sources of income due to the sudden closure of businesses.
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