COVID Coping: Issue No. 66

Self-reported mental health remains low and stress due to COVID-19 remains high this week.

Although outlook for the weeks ahead remains poor, fewer anticipate things will get worse.

Concern over contracting COVID-19 is at a high of six in ten residents.

Almost nine in ten are concerned about hospitals being over capacity in the coming weeks due to COVID-19. This concern is markedly different between those vaccinated and those not vaccinated.

If hospitals run beyond capacity and need to decide between those who will receive care and who will not, two thirds of residents agree that vaccinated patients should be prioritized over those who choose not to get vaccinated. Not surprisingly, those who are not vaccinated strongly disagree with this approach.

Despite changes announced last week, opinions of the provincial government’s response to the pandemic in recent months remain low. Weak assessments are offered by both those vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we started sharing a few brief insights from our online community, SaskWatch Research®. As we monitor and trend the results by week, we will share the information with you as we get it.

Let us know if you have any questions for Saskatchewan residents about COVID-19.

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