It’s a mixed bag. A quarter of respondents said they wouldn’t be comfortable with a remote/virtual doctor’s appointment at all. That’s a significant amount, but it still leaves 75% feeling comfortable to some degree. 21% said they’d be very comfortable.
The numbers aren’t too dire, but they are worrisome. So much hesitation could lead to many missing out on much-needed treatments. Nevertheless, remote appointments are a step in the right direction and will see patients getting essential advice and support from a safe distance.
Festivals from afar
Much of the world has been deprived of live music for the last few months and, for many, it’ll be a while yet till venues open for business again.
Even when they do reopen, it’s unlikely that patrons will come flocking back without hesitation. In a recent bulletin, we reported that 38% of consumers surveyed said they’d feel ‘not at all safe’ attending a concert when government lockdown measures are lifted.
Meanwhile, interest in online or virtual concerts has started to die off. The chart below shows Google searches and original social media posts around online concerts. For both metrics, the day with the highest volume has a score of 100, while the other days are indexed against it.