Many current headlines on the coronavirus in the United States are very encouraging. Over 40 states now say they will meet or beat President Biden’s May 1 deadline for providing vaccine eligibility to all adults. Biden is also expected to raise his goal from vaccinating 100 million Americans in its first 100 days to 200 million vaccines. And as White House chief of staff Ron Klain tweeted, just over two months ago, 8% of people over 65 – who account for about 80% of COVID deaths – had received their first COVID vaccine. Now that number exceeds 70%.
At the same time, Americans’ perceptions of how the US government is handling the pandemic has improved dramatically since the day Biden was inaugurated. According to Civiqs trendlines, satisfaction with the federal government’s response jumped 26 points, from just 34% saying they were mostly / completely satisfied on January 20 to 60% now saying the same. thing.