Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Will Chase/Axios
When the Delta variant caused coronavirus infections to spike over the summer, Americans began thinking of COVID as a larger risk and resumed social distancing.
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Why it matters: Life won't look normal until there's much less virus around — even if the majority of the population is vaccinated — as millions of people will voluntarily try to avoid it.
Go deeper: America's mismatched COVID fears
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