The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) in Brazil published on Monday the results of a survey on the impacts of Covid-19, which indicates that 89 percent of Brazilians perceive the situation of the pandemic as serious or very serious.
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During the survey, interviewees were asked if they knew of someone who had died during the pandemic, to which 53 percent said they had lost a friend, 25 percent a family member, and 15 percent a partner. job.
The study report entitled “Brazilians, the pandemic and consumption” included the intervention of specialists from the FSB Research Institute, who when analyzing the data came to the conclusion that 75 percent of the population knows someone who died of Covid-19.
The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil is considered to be serious or very serious for 89% of Brazilians. The worsening in perception occurred, among other factors, because 3 out of 4 people lost someone known to the disease. See survey: https://t.co/hWJSW1lEA3 pic.twitter.com/93nxxNVxT1
– CNI Brasil (@CNI_br)
May 3, 2021
Of the 75 percent of the people mentioned above, 56 percent have a “very great” or “great” fear of the disease, which represents nine points more than in July of last year, when the aforementioned perception reported a rate of 47 percent.
In addition, 22 percent of the Brazilian population is classified in the category of “medium fear” of the pandemic, while nine percent is located in the “small or very small.” In July 2020, 29 percent of people said their fear of the pandemic was “medium.”
“As long as there is no mass vaccination, the pandemic will be of great concern to the population and will continue to affect the operation of companies, making the recovery of the economy more difficult as expected,” said the president of the CNI, Robson Braga de Andrade.
According to the most recent balance of the National Council of Health Secretaries (CONASS), in the last 24 hours 24,619 cases were registered, a figure that increases the total of infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 14 million 779,529 positives. Similarly, 983 deaths were reported, increasing the number of deaths to 408,622.