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Table 3 Perceptions of the seriousness of COVID-19 (N = 723)

From: Risk perception regarding the COVID-19 outbreak among the general population: a comparative Middle East survey

Perception of the seriousness of COVID-19 n %
How serious do you think COVID-19 is?
 Not at all serious 3 0.4%
 Not serious 9 1.2%
 Slightly serious 75 10.4%
 Serious 321 44.4%
 Very serious 315 43.6%
How would you feel if you contracted COVID-19 in the near future?
 Not at all serious 6 0.8%
 Not serious 51 7.1%
 Slightly serious 135 18.7%
 Serious 294 40.7%
 Very serious 237 32.8%
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