Utah residents seem to have accepted the aftermath of COVID is here to stay for a long time. A recent poll from Desert News/ Hinckley Institute of Politics, shows that a lot of residents have accepted that the end is not anytime soon.
42% of Utahans say that they believe things will not go back to normal again for a couple more years. This number was 20% higher back in June, as more people were getting vaccinated and cases were not as prominent. Due to the delta variant it has caused uncertainty and some reluctance to return back to “normal.”
There is also an increase of of people who are just uncertain how long the pandemic will really last. This number went from 21% in March who had an idea but now it is up to 29%. This is most likely due to the newest variant, Omicron.
Omicron is said to be just as bad if not worse than the delta variant, causing more breakthrough cases. With this Uthans are now conflicted even more, but have accepted that the pandemic is still here to stay.