Pandemic is Over According To Axios, Who Knew?

H/T Scissorhead Jimmy-T

Axios tells us —between coughing fits— that Americans believe that the Trump-Virus is over. Get a load of this:

Less than one in 10 Americans now describe COVID-19 as a crisis — with about three in four calling it a manageable problem and one in six saying it’s no problem at all — according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index

Between the lines: Democrats were five times as likely as Republicans to say COVID-19 is a crisis (16% to 3%). Meanwhile, Republicans were 10 times as likely as Democrats to say COVID-19 is not a problem (31% to 3%).

  • Here’s another way to look at the overall numbers: About twice as large a share of Americans said COVID-19 is “not a problem at all” (17%) than said it is “a serious crisis” (9%)…

The big picture: The latest wave of our national survey actually found a slight uptick in people’s perceptions of the risks of certain activities, including flying, attending sports events and returning to work. Yet it shows the highest share of Americans visiting friends and family members outside the home — and the lowest rate of social distancing — since the early part of last summer.

  • Just half of respondents now support schools requiring students, teachers and administrators to wear masks, down from seven in 10 at the start of the school year.
  • The number of respondents who said their employers are requiring them to wear masks dropped by nearly half over the past month, from 39% to 22%.
  • 37% of respondents said they’ve already returned to their normal, pre-COVID lives, a new survey high.

In other words, if Axios is to be believed, the imaginary world that Republicans live in is now the majority of the United States.

All of our usual polling quibbles apply in the age of the cell phone, but at the bottom of the page Axios helpfully informs us:

Methodology: This Axios/Ipsos Poll was conducted April 8-11 by Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel®. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 1,043 general population adults age 18 or older.

  • The margin of sampling error is ±3.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level, for results based on the entire sample of adults.

They called The Shady Rest during Fox & Friends, in other words.

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10 Responses to Pandemic is Over According To Axios, Who Knew?

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Just gonna drop this off…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Grung_e_Gene says:

    It’s a win-win for Republicans. They can declare the virus over and start blaming Joe Biden for the deaths. It’s the Iraq and Afghanistan narrative all over again! W and Trump’s wins were lost by Barack and Joe!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. genelms says:

    And the ignorati will line up at the polls and put the R’s back in power.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. The day after they lifted the enforcements of masks around here the ratio (of wearers vs non-wearers) pretty much literally flipped. That means that an overwhelming shitload of the “left” doesn’t give a flying f* either, they were just obediently complying because “rules”. Assholes.

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    • tengrain says:

      I’m definitely in the minority here in the People’s Republic of Seattle.

      The Boomers here never masked and the Callous Yutes of Today rarely did, but no more: There’s brunch to be had. [Insert invisible X-er gripe here.]

      I really feel sorry for the servers who remain masked, but their customers? Not so much.



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      • I am still trying to comprehend what the incredible hardship of wearing a mask is for people. Maybe it was my previous career as a biochemist (I’ve had to work 8-hour days with extremely carciongenic shit, which means bunny suit, double gloves, full face respirator, etc) but jaysus on a unicycle people it ain’t hard.

        People have always acted like it was wearing a barbed wire thong crossed with a spiky ball-gag times a Cenobite:

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  5. Richard Portman says:

    It is still important to wear a mask. It is still important to avoid crowds and infectious situations. Just because they tell us it is over, that doesn’t mean it is true. “They” tell us lots of things.
    Wait and see.


  6. pagan in repose says:

    I’m still wearing my n-95 mask and weaving like a drunken driver at the supermarket to avoid the non-maskers. It sure makes for some interesting cart driving at the store.


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