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Record Virus Surge Wallops Support for Chile’s Covid Policy

  • Support drops 20 percentage points in five weeks, poll shows
  • Hospitalizations, daily infections have hit recent records
Sebastián Piñera
Sebastián Piñera
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A record virus surge is eroding support for the Chilean government’s Covid-19 policies and tarnishing one of the world’s fastest vaccination drives, according to a survey.

Thirty-eight percent of Chileans back President Sebastian Pinera’s response to the coronavirus, down from 58% on Feb. 26, according to a Cadem poll published on Monday. Meanwhile, 85% of respondents say it will take over six months for daily life to return to normal, with open schools and stores.