Covid-19 one year later: public perceptions about pandemics and their links to nature

  • 24/05/2021
  • WWF

People in the US, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar strongly support government action to prevent future pandemics. This survey comes as a larger, more in-depth follow-up to one conducted at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia. In March 2020, WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct a survey among the general public in 5 Asian markets (Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong SAR, and Japan) to measure and better understand opinions around the closure of high-risk wildlife markets within the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since that study, the impact of COVID-19 has become deeper, longer-lasting, and more widespread than could have been predicted at the beginning of 2020.