If the result of a recent poll conducted in USA is reliable, then there are fear and concerns of an impending surge in COVID-19 figures immediately after the ongoing mass protest over the killing of unarmed black American by white police man or Cobs.
A poll found out that one in 10 Americans said they had an immediate family member or close friend who had attended a protest within the last week, even as most of the country feared a rise in coronavirus cases.
Americans in the 18 to 29 age range, those who identified as Democrats and people in urban areas were the groups more likely to say they knew protest attendees.
The majority of those polled – 86% – see the demonstrations as a moderate or large health risk. Half of those interviewed said they were either extremely or very concerned about the virus in the wake of these protests, including 60% of Democrats.
Overall, the poll found Americans were feeling that gatherings with friends, eating at restaurants and shopping were less risky than before, though more than half still said these posed a large or moderate risk.
After months of lockdown, many Americans seem to take advantage of ongoing protest to revive the social life they had missed so much while they were locked in solitude.
Recall, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as the 46-year-old black man pleaded for his life and died underneath him.