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One in five Swedes avoids crowds

The adverse effects of corona policy

Published 5 October 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Sergels torg (Sergel's square) in Stockholm, August 2022.

Approximately one in five Swedes continues to avoid crowds even after the lifting of covid restrictions, according to a new survey. At the same time, 90 percent of the population no longer fears contracting covid.

A new study conducted by Kantar Public, commissioned by Pfizer, delves into how people have been affected by covid. The findings reveal that 35 percent of respondents feel their lives are still influenced by the covid restrictions. Within this group, 32 percent continue to maintain physical distancing, 44 percent have improved their hand hygiene, and 22 percent actively avoid large gatherings. However, 90 percent of participants indicated they no longer fear being infected with covid.

Furthermore, one in six individuals within risk groups stated they would maintain the same level of caution in the event of a future pandemic as they have during the covid situation.

The survey was conducted through an online questionnaire, involving 3,303 Swedes ranging in age from 18 to 79 years. At least 150 interviews were conducted in each county, with the exception of Stockholm, Västra Götaland, and Skåne, where at least 200 interviews were undertaken.

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