This survey is ancient in terms of the progression of COVID-19, but there’s still interesting figures in this survey from @nifty conducted at the end of March into COVID-19. This survey was conducted before the Olympics were postponed and the state of emergency declared.
So far I’d put myself in the not really worried category; it is of course a serious disease and lockdowns are a justified response, but at the moment in Japan things seem reasonably under control and the collapse of the medical system seems to have been largely avoided, although in-hospital infections are a bit too widespread for my liking.
About the only thing I’ve avoided is going to the ENT clinic for my hayfever this season as I didn’t fancy sitting in a packed waiting room breathing potentially virus-laden air, so luckily first I had a bottle of nose spray left over from last year, and second an OTC version of the identical medicine was approved this year, so I could just visit my much quieter local chemist to replenish my supply.
Q1: How worried are you about COVID-19?
|A little worried
|Can’t say either way
|Not really worried
|Not at all worried
Q2: What are your worries about COVID-19? (Multiple answer)
|Cannot say when the pandemic will be over
|My family or I might catch it
|Economy will suffer
|There’s no medicine or vaccine for it
|If I caught it I might cause trouble to those around me
|The disease is still spreading worldwide
|I might catch it and become a serious case
|I might end up spreading fake news about the virus
|The virus cannot be seen
|Even if I suspect I have the virus I might not be able to get a PCR test
|My salary, savings might shrink
|Tokyo Olympics may be postponed or cancelled
|No particular worries