Roughly half of adults in the United States believe the worst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is yet to come, according to the findings of a survey released on Friday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Nearly 70 percent of the respondents indicated that they are worried that they or someone in their family will get sick from the disease, the data showed.
This is the highest percentage since the Kaiser Family Foundation began tracking the statistic in February, the organization said.
The findings are from the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, a survey of 1,676 adults aged 18 years or older from across the United States.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the role of the United States in global health policy.
The most recent round of the survey was conducted Nov. 30 and Dec. 8, before the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, according to the foundation.
Similar questionnaires were administered in January, February, April, May, July, September and October, the foundation said.
In the latest survey, 51 percent of respondents said the worst of the pandemic lies ahead, while 70 percent said they can continue adhering to social distancing guidelines for six months or more, or until a Covid-19 vaccine is widely available, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. SOVEREIGNPH