Seconds Count Survey Highlights
New research shows fear of COVID-19 is stopping people from seeking care during medical emergencies, like heart attacks or strokes.
- As States start to re-open, more than one-third of Americans (36 percent) consider going to the hospital to be one of the riskiest behaviors to take part in compared to going to a hair salon (27 percent) or going to the beach (16 percent)
- 61 percent of respondents think they are either somewhat likely or very likely to acquire COVID-19 in a hospital
- Half of respondents are more afraid of contracting COVID-19 than experiencing a heart attack or stroke
- Nearly 60 percent of respondents are more afraid of a family member or loved one contracting COVID-19 than experiencing a heart attack or stroke
- When asked which are you more afraid of, contracting COVID-19, experiencing a heart attack or experiencing a stroke – twice as many people over the age of 60 are more afraid of contracting COVID-19 (52 percent) than they are of experiencing a heart attack (23 percent) or stroke (25 percent)