In Case of Emergency, Read This Blog

In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog

A Citizen’s Eye View of Public Preparedness

Women Making More Of An Effort Than Men On H1N1, According To Red Cross Survey, But Overall Both Genders Preparing For Flu Outbreak; Also Finds 1 In 5 Households Includes Someone Who Has Gone To Work Or School When Sick

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments

A new American Red Cross survey has found that women seem to to be making more of an effort on H1N1 prevention than men, but that most Americans are preparing for a new flu outbreak. The poll also revealed that one in five households includes a member of has gone to work or school when they were sick.

According to the survey, 83% of women surveyed responded that they made an extra effort to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, compared to 67% of men; 35% of women surveyed have gotten their seasonal flu shots this year, compared to 26% of men.

Though overall the poll found that roughly 7 in 10 Americans are confident they could take time off from work, have the right supplies at home and know what flu symptoms signal a need to go to the hospital.

The poll also indicated that in the past two months, one in five households has someone who has gone to work or school when they were sick. The latter statistic would seem to be troublesome in part because it appears to underscore the fact that some people fear they need to go to work or risk losing pay or their jobs.

More information on the survey can be found on the Red Cross’ blog here.

These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • Technorati

Tags: Pandemic Flu · Preparedness Reports · Public Opinion · Red Cross

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment