Survey: A third of Serbian citizens believe epidemic will pass by year-end

One in five Europeans is optimistic that the pandemic will end in the second half of 2020 and that the continent will return to normalcy quickly.

These are the latest results of a special coronavirus survey conducted as part of the Health Report 2020 in Germany, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the UK.

33% of Serbian citizens are optimistic about a rapid return to normalcy without a serious financial crisis, which is above average, as people in Germany and the UK are more sceptical and the percentage of “optimists” drops to 15%.

At the same time, more than a quarter of British people believe that the coronavirus will have a positive effect and that in the future we will pay more attention to the people around us, while only 15% of people in Italy and 16% in Russia have such an opinion.

Throughout Europe, there is growing recognition of the importance of the work that doctors, nurses and medical workers, in general, do on a daily basis, with 44% of Europeans saying they have more respect now for health workers, compared to 50% in Italy and Spain.

According to the research, fear for the health and the economy is still present in many Europeans.

When asked how they see the second half of 2020, 29% of respondents expect new pandemics in the future, the consequences of which we will personally experience for example through travel restrictions. A third of respondents in Spain, but only a quarter in Serbia share this opinion.

Regardless of what the future brings, 16% of Europeans came to the conclusion that, in the future, we will need a locker full of medicines at all times. The Russians (20%) and the British (19%) lead this ranking.

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For the second consecutive year, STADA group, which also owns Serbia pharmaceutical giant Hemofarm, conducts a survey on what people in Europe think about treatments that use cameras, compulsory vaccination, gene therapy and conventional medicine.

The survey was conducted on about 6,200 citizens of the above-mentioned countries.

(Euractiv, 29.07.2020)

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