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AP-NORC poll: Americans harbor strong fear of second COVID-19 wave with reopenings

COVID-19 second wave

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new poll finds that strong concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections is reinforcing widespread opposition among Americans to reopening public places.  

The new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 83% of Americans are at least somewhat concerned that lifting restrictions in their area will lead to additional infections.  

About 54% say they are very or extremely concerned that such steps will result in a spike of COVID-19 cases.

The poll also found about a third of Republicans are very or extremely concerned about the possibility of additional infections, compared to three-quarters of Democrats.  

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press

Associated Press

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