Just as the fourth wave of the pandemic has just turned into a descending branch, some experts say it is already possible to prepare for the fifth, and in fact, there are countries where the epidemic is on the verge of a rising trend, which many say has never seen before.
69 percent of the Hungarian population believes that the next, fifth wave of Covid-19 will start in the spring of 2022 at the latest – according to Napi.hu. Pulse Researcher from a representative poll conducted by
Thus, two-thirds of the population is pessimistic, with the majority of those expected to erupt in the fifth infectious storm imminent, with 43 percent of those surveyed making another outbreak of the disease by January-February and another 26 percent by spring. 5 per cent expect this to be in the summer or later, with 7 per cent believing there will be no further upswing and 19 per cent unable to form an opinion.
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A Pulse Researcher The survey was conducted by interviewing 1,000 people, and the answers represent the opinion of the Hungarian adult population. This means that the data, according to gender, age, education and type of settlement, reflect the opinion of the adult population of 18 plus according to the Hungarian population.
Regarding the outbreak of the fifth wave, women are slightly more pessimistic than men, with 44 percent likely to have an outbreak in January-February, compared to 42 percent of men. 26 to 26 percent of both sexes expect a spring bump, with 4 percent of women and 6 percent of men likely to break out in the summer or later. Men are in the slight majority among those who believe hogx will not be the fifth wave, and the majority of women have not been able to predict the future on this subject.
In the age distribution, are people over 60 the most pessimistic – or realistic? In any case, the proportion of those who expect another major outbreak of the epidemic by spring at the latest is 71 percent. Within this group, the pessimism of the oldest is also striking: 50 percent expect an outbreak in January-February, while 41 percent of the youngest (18-39 years) and 39 percent (40-59 years old) expect a breakout.
Even according to their age, few respondents believe that it is possible to live in relative calm until the summer and only slightly more people think that the epidemic will escape the country later.
The survey also shows that the higher the level of education, the darker the near future. 49 percent of tertiary graduates say the fifth wave will break out almost immediately, and another 32 percent say they will break out in a few months. They are followed by those with secondary education and then primary school.
Among those who are unable to provide an answer, many more have a basic education, so those with a secondary level are most likely to survive the epidemic or to move into the distant future.
According to their place of residence, Hungarians are the most “epidemic-conscious” in Budapest, more than half of those in the capital expect an immediate rise, but interestingly, they are only in third place among those waiting for the spring explosion. The residents of the county capitals follow a similar position in their tendency, ie they also expect a very rapid deterioration.
The delay of the fifth wave is most hoped for by the inhabitants of rural towns, but they are also among those who are not expecting an immediate but imminent upswing. This run is most likely in the villages, but most of them are residents who are unable to provide an answer.
Source: Napi.hu by www.napi.hu.
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