Health, Issues, Politics

Gallup Poll: Republicans Dramatically Less Terrified Of Coronavirus Than Democrats

A new analysis of Gallup data out last week shows a stark partisan contrast in how the public perceives the coronavirus threat to their personal health.

According to data from the Gallup Panel conducting research on public opinion throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans were far less terrified of the novel Chinese virus than Democrats.

Seventy percent of Democratic men, and 80 percent of Democratic women were “worried about getting the coronavirus” while only 20 percent of Republican men and 29 percent of Republican women reported the same. Those concerns, the data show, has translated into impacting their behavior. Seventy percent of Democratic men and 73 percent of Democratic women reported avoiding public placed over fear of the virus, and only 31 percent of Republican men and 38 percent of Republican women repeated the behavior.

Stark differences in mask usage was also shown with 90 percent of Democratic men and 93 percent of Democratic women reporting mask compliance where social distancing isn’t possible in indoor settings. Only 40 percent of Republican men and 56 percent of Republican women said the same. Read more…

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Health, Politics

TRUMP: ‘We Have Something That Will Cure’ COVID-19

President Trump appeared Friday on Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated talk show and declared “we have something that will cure” COVID-19.

The president was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Oct. 1, and the next day was taken to Walter Reed National Medical Center, where he was treated with antibody drugs. Trump was among fewer than 10 people who were able to access the Regeneron cocktail under “compassionate use” rules, and he was discharged from the center on Sunday.

“I was in not great shape” when he was admitted to Walter Reed last week, Trump told Limbaugh. “But we had a medicine that healed me,” he added. “I might not have recovered at all without the Regeneron cocktail.”

“This is a cure. Call it what you want, it’s a cure. I’m talking to you today because of it,” the president said. “This is a total gamechanger.”

“People are going to get immediately better, like I did,” Trump said, adding the treatment could save “hundreds of thousands” of Americans’ lives. “A day later, I was fine,” Trump said. “This is better than the vaccine, and it’s going out as we speak. This is the greatest of them all if it works out,” Trump added.

Trump said he is actively working to get the coronavirus antibody drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Eli Lilly and Co approved quickly and out to hospitals after his treatment. “We’re sending that to all our hospitals. This is stuff that’s so good it wiped out the virus,” he said. Read more…

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