The covid-19 pandemic causes more fear, concern and uncertainty among Mexicans now than six months ago when the quarantine began, the difference is that today more people have assumed the risk of contagion. experts and psychology and sociology consulted by Excelsior agreed.
In the first stage of the forties, what we saw is that there was fear and an uncertainty about what was going to happen due to the levels of contagion and in the second stage this fear increased even more due to the issue of having to go out and work In other words, exposure to the virus and being infected soars much more and then many end up accepting that they can be infected, they begin to take extreme care and enter a stage of greater stress and uncertainty ”, explained Felipe Gaytán, specialist in sociology and Researcher at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of La Salle University.
According to a Mas Data survey, fear and fear of the new coronavirus among Mexicans went from 13.1 percent in March to 17 percent in August; concern grew from 26.8 to 36 percent and uncertainty practically doubled in this period, going from 8.4 to 15 percent.
However, 68.6 percent of those surveyed said they were in favor of taking the risks of reopening the economy than prefer to maintain isolation measures.
How isolated are Mexicans at this point in the pandemic?
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is no isolation and 10 total isolation, Mexicans confess to being at level 6.
Asked how isolated are you? women answered 6.4 and men 5.7.
By age, young people from 18 to 25 years old are more isolated while people from 26 to 39 years old are the least isolated with levels of 7 and 5.7, respectively.
Meanwhile, the age group from 40 to 55 years old says they have an isolation of 5.9 and those over 56 years of 6.3.
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