The tracking poll team at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has figured out a way to see how much fear of the “new coronavirus,” or the microbe that causes Covid-19 pneumonia, has gotten into people’s heads.
- A link to a copy of the Kaiser survey report is available here.
- An article about the possible effects of the Covid-19 on insurers is available here.
The World Health Organization has dubbed the virus that causes the pneumonia “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2. The Kaiser survey team is calling the illness “the coronavirus.”
The Kaiser tracking survey team polled 1,207 U.S. adults about the subject during a period from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18.
The team reached people through the telephone, and overall awareness of the new coronavirus was high. About 87% of the participants knew that some cases of the illness had been diagnosed in the United States.