New survey shows many Floridians don’t believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us

Reporter: Andrea Guerrero
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Norma Marlin of Fort Myers. (WINK News)

The president and the governor almost every day try to put a positive spin on COVID-19. But in a new survey by the University of South Florida, 55% of Floridians don’t buy it and say the worst is not yet behind us.

“I think people think that the worst has passed, but if you keep thinking that I don’t think it has,” said Aaron He of Cape Coral.

In the same survey, 82% said they trust public health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci, but people don’t like the ever-changing advice.

“There are a lot of experts out there. I see a lot of different things, so I think it’s very confusing for everyone because we got told one thing and two weeks later we get told something else,” said Tina Hamm of Cape Coral.

As for a mask mandate and keeping schools closed, a majority would like to see those happen here.

“Some things have been OK, but I think we might’ve jumped to open too soon,” said Norma Marlin of Fort Myers.

“I’m cautious. I wear a mask every time I go in a store or somewhere around people,” said Mike Horsfall of Cape Coral.

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