Concern over swine flu diminishing, new survey finds
If you think the worst of the swine flu has passed, you're not alone: A new poll shows that nearly half of all Americans believe the H1N1 outbreak is waning.
A total of 44% of respondents to the Harvard School of Public Health survey think the H1N1 threat is essentially over. Only a small percentage—18%—think it's “very likely” the swine flu will re-emerge in the next year. Roughly 21% of adults in the U.S. have been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, and 16% reported that they intend to get the vaccine before the end of February, according to the poll.
Concern over the virus is diminishing, as well. A similar Harvard poll from September found 52% were worried that they or a loved one would become infected. In the new survey, only 32% felt the same way.