A recent poll has cast a light on the social credit of a COVID-19 vaccination.
In a new poll of 2,040 Canadians from the Angus Reid Institute, data suggests how people with and/or without COVID-19 vaccinations may be affected in their day-to-day interactions.
According to the poll, 46 per cent say they are unlikely to spend time around those who have not received their jabs.
What’s more awkward is that three quarters of those who took the poll say asking about one’s vaccination status was inappropriate.
More than half said it’s perfectly fine to ask someone about their vaccination status, and three-in-ten said they were comfortable asking friends and family, but drew the line at asking strangers.
If you’re aged 18-34 and have been vaccinated, according to the poll, two-thirds of you will socialize with unvaccinated people; meanwhile, Canadians aged 65+ said they’re more likely to avoid unvaccinated people.
On the topic of vaccine passports, 67 per cent of Canadians who took the poll agree with their premise for large events.
As of this publication, over 70 per cent of Canada has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over 50 per cent are fully immunized.
While most businesses, artists, and event-lovers are basking in the freedom of Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, there’s still a lot of anxiety associated with the social overhaul of what has become of our lives the past year and a half.
According to the poll, three-in-ten Canadians, and 38 per cent of those aged 64+, said they are more anxious than excited about returning to pre-pandemic activities and just 35 per cent say they are resuming everything they did before, with no real hesitation.
As of now, Step 4 of BC’s Restart Plan is set to begin on September 7th which is intended to be a “return-to-normal,” according to the BC government.
Here’s to hoping!