Over 49% consider coronavirus risk is exaggerated

New Delhi, July 23

An unprecedented 49 per cent of individuals consider that the coronavirus risk is hyperbolised, even because the variety of confirmed instances within the nation surged previous 12 lakh on Thursday.

According to the IANS-CVoter Covid-19 Tracker with a pattern dimension of 1,723, 49.three per cent of individuals consider that the risk from the pathogen is exaggerated, whereas 41.2 per cent refute it. The ballot was performed on respondents from throughout the nation between March 16 and July 22.

Interestingly, the day when the primary lockdown was imposed, much more folks felt the scenario was exaggerated. On March 23, 53.four per cent folks thought the risk was over-amplified, whereas a mere 33.1 per cent believed it was grave.

Ten days after the nation was put behind the doorways, the quantity of people that believed within the gravity of the scenario began growing. On June 1, when the nation was flung open as a part of ‘Unlock 1.0’, the share stood at 53.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, on the primary day of ‘Unlock 2.0’, which remains to be within the play, the share of such folks got here down a notch, at 48 per cent. On July 22, nevertheless, the share plummeted to 41.2 per cent.

Even although, the graph of people that believed that the scenario was extra overstated than the truth was at its peak at first of the lockdown, it crashed down on May 9, and shot up once more on and after June 8.

The information holds significance at a time the nation is going through the wrath of the lethal virus, which has claimed over 30,000 lives and contaminated as many as 12 lakh Indians. India has additionally logged the world’s third-largest case load, after the US and Brazil.


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