According to a survey by the Associated Press and the University of Chicago's National Public Opinion Research Center, A large proportion of Americans have at least some confidence in the ability of U.S. health officials to deal with the new coronavirus. They are more worried about catching the flu than the new coronavirus.
According to the associated press on February 20, news of the outbreak of new coronavirus abounds, and about half of the people say they have heard or learned a lot about it, but serious concerns are still rare.
Like many Americans, Iowa's Chris Harris is keeping up with the news, but he's not worried about the new coronavirus. He was more worried about the flu.
A considerable number of Americans (about two out of every 10) say they are very concerned about getting the new coronavirus and flu.
Another fifth of Americans said they were concerned about the new coronavirus, but more than half said they were not. More people are worried about flu: about 40% say they have moderate concerns, and only about 30% say they don't.