Coronavirus: Majority of Americans Think Government is Doing Poor Job

As the number of coronavirus-related deaths continues to rise in the United States, the same can be said for Americans’ anxieties. In a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, a majority of Americans said they think the government has done a poor job at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The number of Americans who say the government has done a poor job jumped 8 points to 55 percent. A whopping 80 percent of those polled, meanwhile, believe the worst of the virus has yet to come.

From the poll:

Eighty percent feel the worst of the outbreak is yet to come, most (55%) feel President Donald Trump could be doing more to fight the outbreak, and 37% say they have grown more concerned about coronavirus in the last few days.

As of Wednesday, April 8, the number of deaths in the United States due to coronavirus reached 12,900, while nearly 400,000 cases have been detected nationwide.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 12,900 deaths in the United States which surpasses and nearly triples the death toll of the September 11 terrorist in New York City — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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