Daily Briefing Live - May 21, 2020
Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode
- New York Times Article: I Was Supposed to Eat at a Restaurant. I Bailed.
A Macro Perspective
- Fear of infection is gradually declining, though two-thirds of Americans are still concerned about becoming ill or fear someone in their family will become infected.
- 83 percent of people believe that social distancing is effective in saving lives.
- Although unemployment numbers are high, there's still more optimism about the job market than the financial crisis of 2008.
- In Jarrett's findings, there are three types of public opinions:
- Those who are ready to reopen.
- Those who do not want to be the first to step back out but are ready to reopen.
- Those who will not return to normal life until there is a vaccine.
- In the first part of March, Republicans were apprehensive about precautions; by the middle of March and into April, the parties were mostly on the same page about precautionary measures. Now, we're seeing a sizable partisan gap again.
- People are choosing their own news, and it's impacting how they're processing the pandemic. There are significant differences between partisan parties about PPE, reopening, and the death count.
- Health systems have patients of every party and should consider understanding the psychology of what drives people.
- Healthcare providers are still considered the most trusted news source, but there is a disconnect between providers and communities.