The majority of Democrat voters are found to be afraid of the Omicron variant despite all of its cases being very mild. A poll released by YouGov Wednesday found 80 percent of registered Democrats said they are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about the latest variant.
Only 35 percent of Republicans are feeling the same way. Furthermore, 87 percent of Americans have heard about the variant due to its extensive coverage in the media. This comes despite officials in South Africa and Botswana saying they did not have a rise in hospitalizations or deaths due to Omicron variant.