COVID-19 Pandemic Significantly Strengthens Britons’ View Of Global Health Security, Malaria No More U.K. Poll Shows

The Telegraph: Covid-19 strengthens Britons’ desire to fight global diseases, poll finds
“Awareness among Britons on the importance of preventing global disease and the desire to fight it has grown significantly in the last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, new analysis from Malaria No More U.K. has found. As the pandemic continues to spread across the globe, more than half of Britons said their view on the significance of fighting global disease has grown in the last year, while almost all (98 percent) said this was because of Covid-19. The British public also overwhelmingly view disease prevention, both at home and abroad, as an issue of national security, with 88 percent of people agreeing that it is important to the U.K.’s security. This sentiment grows with age, with 90 percent of over fifties agreeing compared with 66 percent of 18-24 year olds…” (Hayes, 10/29).

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