Coronavirus cases may be going down in certain parts of the U.S., with several cities allowing Americans to return back to work, head out to restaurants, and engage in somewhat “normal” activities. But the pandemic is still very much on the minds of many Americans, according to our most recent healthinsurance.com pulse survey.
More than 1,000 Americans of all ages and demographics weighed in on the current state of healthcare technology, the economic landscape, health matters and a few random topics.
Here’s a breakdown.
If there’s one COVID-19 silver lining, it’s new or enhanced - medical technology, including the rise of telemedicine, automated chatbots who give coronavirus updates, talking with a family member (sick or healthy) via Zoom, robots that clean hospital rooms, and so much more.
To that end, the 3 survey findings stood out to us:
One of the most interesting things we learned is that people don’t feel guilty about taking time off despite working from home - which, to us, is a breath of fresh air.
Taking the time to unplug from work could improve moods and mindsets now more than ever. After all, our survey found that the overall moods of our respondents is negative: A combined 78% feel angry, frustrated, sad or depressed, which could be a direct tie to the coronavirus pandemic mixed with economic stress and nationwide protests.
Aside from that, this category yielded some other compelling results.
As a general observation, protection from COVID-19 and the promise of a vaccine understandably remain top-of-mind for our survey respondents.
Though it's an unfortunate national trend, it's no surprise: Americans continue to take an economic hit from COVID-19.
Have you lost your health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Do you think health insurance is:
Do you think the age to be eligible for Medicare should be lowered to 60?
Has COVID-19 changed the way you use healthcare?
Do you use a wearable to monitor your health (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.)?
Should daily use of monitoring through wearable devices result in lower insurance premiums (similar to how drive safe apps work)?
If you have a chronic condition during COVID-19, did your doctor give you any wearables or remote monitoring devices to help manage your condition and keep you out of the doctor's office?
Have you had a COVID-19 antibody test?
Do you think everyone should have to be tested for COVID-19 before going back to work?
Will you stop worrying about contracting COVID-19 once there is a vaccine?
Are you still practicing social distancing?
Do you think there will be a second wave of COVID-19 in the U.S.?
Have you paid more attention to your health since the pandemic began?
Has your diet improved since the pandemic began?
Have you been exercising more or less since the pandemic began?
Has your employer changed their vacation policy?
Do you feel guilty about asking your boss for time off work this summer even though you've been working from home?
Are you still planning on taking your vacation time?
Have you had to cancel a vacation?
If you have canceled a vacation, are you rescheduling?
The above results were gathered through an online poll of more than 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18-64. The poll was conducted from June 8, 2020 to June 10, 2020, gleaning representative samples from each state based on population.
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