Numbers Show Optimism Over COVID-19 Just Collapsed

( A new poll from Gallup just revealed that the American public doesn’t have much confidence in the work being done by President Joe Biden to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, with the overall sense of optimism on the pandemic dropping over the last month.

The data shows that less than half of Americans believe that the COVID-19 situation is improving, even after President Joe Biden promised to hit his 70% vaccination target by July 4.

Maybe if the nation’s public health officials hadn’t lied so much during the pandemic, more people would have been comfortable with taking the vaccine…

Jeffrey Jones, the senior editor for Gallup, said that the latest survey marks the first time since January of this year that American adults have been overall pessimistic about the pandemic, reverting back to 2020 when there was an overall greater pessimism about the spread of COVID-19 than there was optimism.

The data set reveals that 45% of respondents this that the COVID-19 situation is getting better, while 40% said it’s getting worse. Some 14% said that they think the situation is staying roughly the same.

In June, however, some 89% said that the situation was improving and only 3% said that the situation is getting worse. Some 8% said that the situation is staying the same.

It means that as the summer comes to an end, people are becoming increasingly concerned about ongoing lockdown measures, mask mandates, and vaccine mandates.

Americans are also increasingly expecting more societal disruptions from COVID-19 at least until the end of the year, or through next year. Some 42% of respondents said that they believe disruptions will last until the end of the year, and 41% think they will end by the end of the year.

What do you think? Will the disruption continue until President Joe Biden has forced everybody to take the experimental vaccine?