A new survey by YouGov in Europe has revealed where scepticism surrounding the health risks of Covid-19 is at its most widespread. As our infographic shows, Romania is the biggest sceptic stronghold in 2021, where 46 percent of respondents said they generally think the level of health risk from Covid-19 tends to be overstated. Levels are similarly high in neighbouring Bulgaria, where 41 percent are of this opinion.
At the other end of the scale, Sweden, Portugal, Italy and Spain registered the lowest shares of people doubting the stated seriousness of the disease - all coming in at under 20 percent. In Spain and Portugal, there was even over 40 percent that said they in fact think the risks have been understated. Denmark is home to the largest share of people that are comfortable with the current assessment, 65 percent saying they think the risk is stated about right.