Poll shows huge number of Americans ignorant about COVID death rates

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Poll shows huge number of Americans ignorant about COVID death rates

August 20, 2020 ( American Thinker) – Franklin Templeton, an investment company, commissioned a Gallup research study to learn about Americans’ perceptions about the Wuhan virus, with an eye to better understanding the recovery. What the project revealed is that Americans grossly overestimate the risk that the Wuhan virus presents, especially to younger people.

They Blinded Us from Science | Franklin Templeton

The first round of our Franklin Templeton-Gallup Economics of Recovery Study has already yielded three powerful and surprising insights: Americans still misperceive the risks of death from COVID-19 for different age cohorts-to a shocking extent; The misperception is greater for those who identify as Democrats, and for those who rely more on social media for information; partisanship and misinformation, to misquote Thomas Dolby, are blinding us from science; and We find a sizable “safety premium” that could become a significant driver of inflation as the recovery gets underway.