According to a recent survey by Ipsos, the youngsters – under the age of 35 are taking social distancing more seriously.
The novel coronavirus has bought the (almost) the whole world to a standstill. Schools, businesses, and entertainment venues across the globe have been closed down while residents are forced to stay inside their homes and leave only for emergencies. As per health experts, the protocol of self-isolation is the only treatment for the pandemic.
In this regard, Ipsos conducted a survey of 29,000 adults in 15 countries. They found that 82% of the youth aged between 18 – 35 are more likely to self-isolate, opposed to 75% of 35 – 44 years old. The seniors who are more at risk of the contagious respiratory illness are 76% more likely to follow self-isolation.
The study also saw that women are more likely to follow the practice, with 80% saying that they are following social distancing consistently, while 80% of men agreed to do the same.
The COVID-19 is a contagious, respiratory illness that is spreading rapidly all over the world. As of this writing, the pandemic has taken the lives of over 130,000 people and the numbers continue to grow at a fast pace. The United States of America, Italy, and Spain are the most affected countries from the virus with over 20,000 fatalities in each country.
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