ORIMA Research is tracking the size and consistency of the COVID-19 impact across the Australian community now, and into the recovery phase to come, with their COVID-19 Tracker (CRT).
Key results from October:
- Despite the easing of the Victorian ‘second-wave’ and restrictions at the end of October, nationally the perception of easing negative impact has been slow since August.
- In Victoria, as the state navigated the last phase of lockdowns, perceptions of negative personal impact actually intensified rather than eased. Differences between states are continuing to widen.
- In October, younger Australians felt a greater sense of negative personal impact, but a lower sense of negative national impact.
- Nearly 1-in-5 Australians (18%) now know of at least one person who has been diagnosed with COVID, though less that 7% know someone close to them who has.
- The proportion reporting their mental health being negatively affected has reduced from a peak in August, but this remains the most widespread personal experience of COVID.
Website: ORIMA Research