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Poll: North Shore residents still have COVID concerns

A new poll finds that many North Shore residents are feeling some anxiety about the coronavirus as fall approaches
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A North Vancouver child receives a vaccination, Dec. 7, 2021. A new poll finds North Shore News readers remain concerned about COVID-19 as the 2022-23 school year is set to begin.

The weather is cooling down. The kids are heading back to school. COVID-19 booster shots are coming, but who knows when?

A new poll finds a large swath of North Shore residents are feeling some anxiety about the coronavirus now and even more so into the fall.

North Shore News polled 1,772 readers and asked the question: How concerned are you about COVID-19 now?

The poll ran from Aug. 18 to 29, 2022. Of the 1,772 votes, we can determine that 552 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

I am very concerned and still wear a mask and avoid crowds. 37.32 % local, 33.01 % total    
I am not very concerned about it now, but I am worried about a fall wave. 30.62 % local, 30.30 % total    
I am not concerned at all and I am essentially living back to 'normal.' 31.88 % local, 36.68 % total    
  Local   Total

Dr. Bonnie Henry, meanwhile, is standing by the back-to-school plan from the Ministry of Education, which is telling parents that the best advice is to make sure their kids are vaccinated, and that they should stay home when they are sick. Masking remains optional as a "personal or family choice," according to the ministry.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.32%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

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