Solid majorities of Americans are worried about a 2nd wave of COVID-19 infections as states reopen

Americans are wary of reopening without a plan
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All 50 states have started easing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, but there's no guarantee people will rush out to the stores, especially with no plans in place for when cases start rising, as they have in other countries that reopened.

"There's a great sense that normalcy is not around the corner," pollster Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, told NPR News. And with some states opening without meeting federal guidelines, there's "a real disconnect between public opinion and public policy." In Marist's new poll for NRP and PBS NewsHour and a new Associated Press-NORC poll, solid majorities of Americans said they are concerned that as people start gathering in public again, coronavirus cases and deaths will follow.

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