COVID Coping: Issue No. 52

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been tracking how Saskatchewan residents have been holding up. Here’s how people say they are feeling for the week of May 10, 2021.

Self-reported mental health and stress levels hold steady this week. Those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine tend to feel happier.

Optimism surges to record levels, with one half believing things will get better in the coming weeks. Those vaccinated are much more likely to hold this belief.

Opinions of COVID-19 vaccination rollout continue to improve, particularly in relation to progress in Saskatchewan.

Almost two thirds of adults say they have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and only one ten have no intention of getting the jab.

A greater proportion of those vaccinated report feeling safe, less stressed and a reduced chance of getting COVID-19. However, few feel like their lives are getting back to normal.

Support for the provincial government’s re-open Saskatchewan plan is high. Many suggest the plan brings hope, yet some are cautious given events happening in other jurisdictions and concerns that conditions may regress.

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