Q. How confident are you that the following statements about Covid-19 are true?
|TOTAL: True||TOTAL: Not true||Definitely true||Probably true||Probably not true||Definitely not true||Unsure|
|It’s possible for people to have the virus and be contagious even if they don’t feel sick in any way||81%||12%||54%||27%||9%||3%||7%|
|Masks trap the carbon dioxide people exhale close to their faces and make it harder to breathe in oxygen||33%||51%||11%||22%||23%||28%||16%|
|It’s no more dangerous than a typical winter flu||32%||60%||15%||17%||15%||45%||9%|
|You don’t need to wear a mask if you are physically distancing||29%||61%||8%||21%||26%||35%||10%|
|The malaria drug, Hydroxychloroquine, has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for Covid-19||20%||55%||7%||13%||21%||33%||26%|
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.
In this week's report:
- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation
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