MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:30:29 +0000 AP-NORC poll: More Americans resume pre-virus acts http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/dc1e96c2a0504c9f9375023007213985 Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows. (June 18) dc1e96c2a0504c9f9375023007213985 Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:06:24 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 15 June 20211. Wide of baseball fans entering Nationals Park++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"And this is our fourth stadium in two weeks so we are so happy to have baseball back. It has been two long years without it."3. Tilt-down of people buying tickets for a baseball game4. Close of a COVID-19 warning sign at an entrance to the ballfield5. Close of people without masks eating outside a restaurant++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Brooklyn Scott, Washington DC resident:"And in some aspects, it's still taking me a minute to wrap my head around it that it's seemingly OK. I guess I don't want to say it is OK, because we don't know. Some people are still getting COVID. Like COVID is still around. Like it hasn't gone away just because things are open."ASSOCIATED PRESSLocation unknown - Recent (exact date unknown)7. GRAPHIC displaying AP-NORC Poll results about opinions on the pace of lifting local restrictions that were put in place to prevent the coronavirus from spreadingASSOCIATED PRESSVan Buren Township, Michigan – 15 June 20218. Various of Phyllis Scripsick working in her home office++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Phyllis Scripsick, Michigan resident:"I still haven't returned to the gym. I want to. And I'm still on the fence about it. And I think I will take that plunge forward, but I've got to get prepared mentally, I think, for that."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 15 June 202110. Various of a reopened gift shop on the National Mall with a social distancing sign out front++SOUNDBITE FULLY COVERED++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"And we're happy with the pace. It's not too fast. There are still options to socially distance. There are still options to stay distant from people and wear your mask if you want to. So I think it's a good balance between too fast and not fast enough."12. Close of people ordering food from a shop window13. Mid of people taking a tour of monuments on the National Mall14. Various of free COVID-19 vaccination site outside Nationals Park++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++15. SOUNDBITE (English) David Storey, Virginia resident:"I'm going to try to take a step out there, and take a leap of faith going to restaurants, eating out, and trying to resume some type of regular activity. Going to the gym like and trusting what we are seeing, and trusting the numbers, and trusting the vaccine. So I'm pretty comfortable with what is going on. But I still got my mask just to be on the safe side from time to time. I'm not fully out there yet, but I'm getting to that point, to be honest with you."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 15 June 202116. Wide of people walking toward Washington Monument, and the U.S. CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSYpsilanti, Michigan – 15 June 202117. Various of the downtown business district, including a sign reading (English) "Masks Are Required"ASSOCIATED PRESSVan Buren Township, Michigan – 15 June 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++18. SOUNDBITE (English) Phyllis Scripsick, Michigan resident:"Being unmasked, it's going to be a little bit different for me, right. I'm probably still not going to congregate in large groups of people. And just be mindful of that. Wash your hands. So, do the best that you can do with what you have."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 15 June 202119. Mid of a family putting on face masks near the Lincoln Memorial++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++20. SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"I probably am still just putting it on by habit when I get near people, or when I get in line or go into a restaurant. It's just kind of a habit for me to put it back on. But I think I'm getting a little more comfortable. It's a weird feeling. I'm getting more comfortable and it's nice to see people's faces again."21. Wide of people walking on a boardwalk near DC waterfront22. Mid of people without masks eating outside a restaurantSTORYLINE:SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"And this is our fourth stadium in two weeks so we are so happy to have baseball back. It has been two long years without it."AMERICAN'S ARE STARTING TO RESUME PUBLIC ACTIVITIES THEY'VE BEEN AVOIDING BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS.YET CONCERNS LINGER ABOUT GETTING SICK AND THE SPEED WITH WHICH PANDEMIC-ERA RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING LIFTED.SOUNDBITE (English) Brooklyn Scott, Washington DC resident:"And in some aspects it's still taking me a minute to wrap my head around it that it's seemingly OK. I guess I don't want to say it is OK, because we don't know. Some people are still getting COVID. Like COVID is still around. Like it hasn't gone away just because things are open."A NEW SURVEY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - NORC CENTER SHOWS 34 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK THE REOPENING IN THEIR LOCAL AREA IS GOING TOO QUICK.FEWER, 27 PERCENT, THINK PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS ARE NOT BEING LIFTED FAST ENOUGH, WHILE FOUR IN 10 AMERICANS FIND THE SPEED ABOUT RIGHT.SOUNDBITE (English) Phyllis Scripsick, Michigan resident:"I still haven't returned to the gym. I want to. And I'm still on the fence about it. And I think I will take that plunge forward, but I've got to get prepared mentally, I think, for that."SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"And we're happy with the pace. It's not too fast. There are still options to socially distance. There are still options to stay distant from people and wear your mask if you want to. So I think it's a good balance between too fast and not fast enough."SOUNDBITE (English) David Storey, Virginia resident:"I'm going to try to take a step out there, and take a leap of faith going to restaurants, eating out, and trying to resume some type of regular activity. Going to the gym. And trusting what we are seeing, and trusting the numbers and trusting the vaccine. So I'm pretty comfortable with what is going on. But I still got my mask just to be on the safe side from time to time. I'm not fully out there yet, but I'm getting to that point to be honest with you."  ACCORDING TO THE SAME AP-NORC SURVEY, MANY AMERICANS ARE STILL FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BUT THE SHARE DOING SO NOW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.SOUNDBITE (English) Phyllis Scripsick, Michigan resident:"Being unmasked, it's going to be a little bit different for me, right. I'm probably still not going to congregate in large groups of people. And just be mindful of that. Wash your hands. So, the best that you can do with what you have."SOUNDBITE (English) Alicia Walter, Washington DC tourist:"I probably am still just putting it on by habit when I get near people, or when I get in line, or go into a restaurant. It's just kind of a habit for me to put it back on. But I think I'm getting a little more comfortable. It's a weird feeling. I'm getting more comfortable and it's nice to see people's faces again."NATHAN ELLGREN – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows. (June 18) AP-NORC poll: More Americans resume pre-virus acts