Americans’ pandemic fears are fading as cases drop, poll shows

(AP) — Omicron is fading away, and so are Americans’ worries about COVID-19.

Fewer Americans now say they’re concerned they’ll be infected compared with January following the rise and fall of the wildly contagious coronavirus variant.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Just 24% report being “extremely” or “very” worried about themselves or a family member contracting COVID-19.

That’s down from 36% in both December and January, when omicron caused a massive spike in infections and taxed public health systems.

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