Survey results about the impact of Coronavirus one year on

Our panel members shared their thoughts about the impact of the pandemic. Over 1500 healthcare professionals and patients took part of our study.

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For over 80% of both the general public and healthcare professionals, ‘more frequent hand washing’ is considered to be the most enduring change post-COVID, which is unsurprising given the massive reduction in rates of seasonal influenza and norovirus during the winter of 2020-21. By contrast, only 43% of the general public think that remote healthcare consultations are here to stay, compared to 59% of healthcare professionals who will be more acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities virtual appointments represent.
Across both the general public and healthcare professional populations there is an equally high degree of concern, with 65% or respondents worried that current vaccines won’t be futureproof in the face of new strains of COVID-19. British and German respondents are least concerned, at 54% and 56% respectively, but by contrast, 72% Italian respondents, and 79% Spanish respondents are the most worried.
75% of HCP respondents felt that the pandemic had impacted their mental health, to varying degrees. 34% reported that their mental health had been moderately or severely affected, with the majority (41%) responding that their mental health had only been slightly affected.
The number of respondents that had contracted COVID during the last 12 months was surprisingly low, with only 23% of HCPs, and 19% of the general public surveyed having contracted COVID. 5% of both groups still have enduring COVID-19 symptoms. In the UK there is a particularly high concentration of long COVID sufferers, with 45% of all the respondents who reported ongoing symptoms living in the UK.
This question revealed the biggest disparity between the two groups, predictably, with 63% of HCPs, and 19% of the general public now fully vaccinated. With healthcare systems globally prioritising healthcare workers for vaccinations, the difference in vaccination take up is unsurprising, although it could be expected that the take up for HCPs might be higher, although when we include first doses this increases to 83%.
The varying availability of vaccinations appears to be correlated to expectations about when restrictions will be lifted locally. UK respondents were much more positive that restrictions would be fully lifted this summer with 41% compared to 25% across other markets. Overall, across all countries, the majority (39%) thought that restrictions wouldn’t be fully lifted until 2022.

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