While the unfortunate effects of the Coronavirus pandemic still dominate the news, COVID-19 cases are declining in some parts of the country. Meanwhile, technology platforms like virtual doctor appointments and Zoom calls continue to be a growing trend. And many Americans who are now working from home are taking a well-deserved time out for self care.
These hot topics were the focus of our latest Coronavirus survey of over 1,000 adults from various backgrounds, as well as corresponding news coverage from the survey. We’ll cover more details below.
Our modern culture is no stranger to things like wearable devices that monitor health, online chatbots, and video chat platforms. So it’s no wonder these technologies are proving to be essential in the era of COVID-19.
Our healthinsurance.com Coronavirus survey on healthcare technology, self care and more revealed that roughly 3 in 4 adults would consider wearing a device that could monitor patients who have COVID-19 and/or detect early signs of the virus.
Meanwhile, more than half of our survey respondents said they receive automated communications about COVID-19. The Coronavirus self-checker chatbot on the CDC website is just one example.
And with many people being confined to healthcare facilities during the pandemic, about one quarter of our respondents say they’re using technologies like Zoom, FaceTime, and telerobots to chat with family members in hospitals and nursing homes.
Many respondents from our June 2020 survey say they’re taking better care of themselves since working from home. But for others, social distancing may add extra emotional stress to an already isolating work life or greater challenge balancing work while tending to kids who are also at home due the pandemic.
These scenarios could be why 41% of adults we surveyed feel like they need time off from working at home, as mentioned in this Fox News video.
And despite the fact that many of our survey respondents are working remotely, our June 2020 survey uncovered that 40% of them still plan to take their vacations this summer.
This is a good indicator that many Americans are prioritizing their well-being, which is much needed given the economic and emotional stressors from the Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, nearly one third of our survey respondents say their self care has improved since working from home.
For instance, our Businesschief.com feature article reported that 72% of respondents from our survey are more conscious of their overall health.
But respondents who are currently working from home or furloughed may soon return to onsite employment as more states open up. And this may come with increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
That’s why Healthcaredive.com reported that two-thirds of respondents from our June 2020 survey think everyone should be tested for COVID-19 before going back to work.
With Coronavirus still causing a downturn among individuals and businesses alike, most Americans don’t think the economy will recover quickly.
This echoes findings from our June healthinsurance.com survey, which indicated that 41% of respondents are struggling to pay their monthly bills.
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