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Poll: New Yorkers losing confidence that the worst of the pandemic is behind us

A COVID-19 vaccination site at the University at Albany
Jesse King
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WAMC
A COVID-19 vaccination site at the University at Albany

New Yorkers are losing confidence that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, according to a new poll from the Siena College Research Institute.

The poll finds only 50 percent of state residents think the worst of the coronavirus is behind us, down from 68 percent in June. More than three-quarters of New Yorkers polled between September 29 and October 7 think about protecting themselves from the virus either some or all of the time, and four-in-10 have had disagreements recently with family and friends over issues related to COVID.

Poll director Dr. Don Levy spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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