FAST FIVE: US Interest In Coronavirus Waning
US Interest In Coronavirus Waning Tyler Durden Tue, 06/30/2020 – 23:05 COVID-19 cases are reaching record levels yet again in the US, despite most developed countries around the world successfully flattening their curve and reopening without another major wave of infections.
One of the big problems in the US, Statista's Willem Roper suggests based on recent data, may be a growing indifference amid a weariness of misinformation and a news cycle dominated by the virus.
In a new survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly 40 percent of US adults in June say the outbreak has been exaggerated – an almost 10 percent increase since April.
Other data from this Pew survey show how misinformation is coursing through the country, with nearly 40 percent of US adults saying they're finding it hard to identify truth from fiction regarding COVID-19.
A growing percentage of Americans are also paying more attention to the conspiracy that the coronavirus outbreak was planned by “powerful people.”.