20% of Americans Have Lost a Loved One to Coronavirus

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Later today, President Biden is set to address America in primetime television remarks. Today marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus as a pandemic.

This is a point that Biden is expected to touch upon, as are the mitigation strategies associated with coronavirus. However, ahead of the speech, Americans are already making decisions about how they’re going to live their lives.

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Many Americans are also praising Republican governors for rolling back restrictions amid lower COVID-19 case numbers and the distribution of a vaccine.

A new poll has shown that just about 20% of the nation has lost a loved one to the COVID-19 virus, according to Newsmax.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on Coronavirus-Related Losses

According to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, just about one out of five people in the country knows someone who has lost their life to coronavirus. This marks a somber time for some people, notably as the nation works to get back to normal life.

Many people who have lost relatives or friends to COVID-19 claim that these losses are still fresh. However, just three out of ten Americans are concerned that either they or their loved ones will become COVID-19-positive. This marks a 10% decrease from the four out of ten Americans who were concerned during previous months about coronavirus infections.

The poll’s findings also show that individuals who have lost loved ones are more likely to be fearful of the virus than those who have not.

The Push for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson each have vaccines available against coronavirus. Right now, Americans who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine are being urged to get the shot. As the older and more vulnerable Americans get vaccinated, eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines is going to grow and expand.

COVID-19 vaccines are a matter that President Biden is expected to discuss during his primetime TV address tonight. Likewise, the Democrat president is likely to urge Americans to continue wearing face masks and social distancing from one another.

Weeks ago, the White House acknowledged the somber milestone of 500,000 lost lives to the COVID-19 virus.

Are you surprised to learn that 20% of the nation has lost a loved one to coronavirus? What do you think about the country gradually moving towards reopening? Let us know down below in the comments section.