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Over 70% Believe That Someone Who Contracts Covid-19 Has Been Reckless

Over 70% of people believe that someone who contracts Covid-19 has been reckless or careless in foll...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:40 AM - 26 Aug 2020



Over 70% Believe That Someone...

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Over 70% Believe That Someone Who Contracts Covid-19 Has Been Reckless

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:40 AM - 26 Aug 2020



Over 70% of people believe that someone who contracts Covid-19 has been reckless or careless in following public health advice.

That's according to a new survey from the ESRI which says that fear of being blamed may be a barrier to arranging a test quickly.

The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.

The survey also found that almost half of people don't know that calling their GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, and over one third think they could be charged for a test.

People in their 20s and 30s were less likely to know the GP consultation is free, more likely to believe getting tested would be a hassle and uncomfortable, more pessimistic about result wait times, and more worried about being identified by their close contacts.



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