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Poll: More Than 8 in 10 Say Protests Could Spread COVID-19

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People participate in a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd on June 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:39 AM

Eighty-six percent of Americans say those going to the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minnesota have a moderate to large risk of spreading the coronavirus infection, a new Axios-Ipsos poll reveals.

Thirteen percent say those going to the protests have just a small risk — or no risk at all — of getting infected.

Here are how the poll results, released Tuesday, break down:

  • 60% say those people dining in restaurants have a moderate to large risk, while 39% say they have little risk.
  • 54% say going hair salons, barbers or spas creates a moderate to large risk, compared to 45% who say there is just a small risk or no risk at all.
  • 52% say people shopping at retail stores have a moderate to high risk, while 48% say they have little risk.
  • 46% say those returning to normal work have a moderate to large risk, while 53% say there is little risk.

The poll, conducted June 5-8, surveyed 1,006 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had urged those participating in protests to get tested for COVID-19.

“I would act as if you were exposed, and I would tell people you are interacting with, 'Assume I am positive for the virus,'" Cuomo said.

And Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told WTOP radio: “I get very concerned, as do my colleagues in public health, when they see these kinds of crowds. There certainly is a risk.”

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