Poll: Coronavirus fatigue may be setting in as more see pandemic as economic crisis

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WASHINGTON — New data from the NBC|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll show signs that coronavirus fatigue is setting in for the nation.American adults still view the pandemic as predominantly a health crisis, and the majority are worried that businesses are opening too soon.But there’s been an increase since July in the share of Americans who see the pandemic as primarily an economic crisis and in the share who worry that businesses are taking too long to reopen.Fifty-four percent of adults say it’s a bigger concern that businesses are reopening too quickly, compared to 42 percent who are more worried about their opening too slowly. But back in early July, 63 percent saw businesses’ reopening too quickly as the bigger concern, compared to 33 percent who were more worried about slower reopenings.There’s also been some leveling out between those who see the pandemic as more of an economic crisis and those who see it as more of a health crisis.Fifty-two percent say it’s more of a health crisis, while 47 percent say it’s more of an economic crisis. In early July, 56 percent said the pandemic was more of a health crisis, while 43 percent said it was more of an economic crisis. …

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