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The share of Americans who say they are taking precautions against the coronavirus such as wearing masks and avoiding public activities is at its highest since last spring, according to a new Axios/Ipsos vote, amid concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

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The survey, conducted January 7-10 among 1,054 US adults, found that 57% had socially distanced themselves in the past week by staying home and avoiding others “as much as possible” – followed by 61%. Highest share from reported social distancing from April 16- 19.

Fewer respondents reported visiting friends or family (50%) or a non-grocery retail store (52%) in the past week than at any other time since March, while 46% of Americans dined at a restaurant Is. Shares lowest since early April.

As companies delay planned returns to the office, 31% of respondents reported working remotely during the past week, the highest percentage since the end of May.

The vast majority (73%) of the respondents reported wearing masks outside their home all the time or occasionally, with the largest share since 76% reported wearing masks continuously from May 21-24.

More Americans believe that eating in a restaurant (21%) or attending a large gathering (25%) at any time since the end of March is a greater risk, compared to those who say it is a Hawaiian Taking a ship or mass transit is a big risk (40%) reaching its highest point since early February (when 48% said the same).

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