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COVID-19: Why some people wear masks but others don’t: A look at the psychology + Video

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IDEAS.TED.COM – Jun 4, 2020 

Reopening the economy has often been framed as a partisan issue in the US. But within households, many families are having their own arguments about how lax or strict they should be about the threat of the virus. Is it OK to have friends over? Can we invite Aunt Sally to our birthday party? Can Dad slip away to the golf course? Can Mom get a haircut?

These conflicts reflect two very different mindsets. Some are uneasy about opening up and going against official guidance like wearing masks — better to be safe than sorry, their thinking goes — while others balk at being told what to do, and feel anxious or even angry about constrictions being put in place.        Continue reading

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