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Why Americans Are Tiring of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing – 2 Behavioral Scientists Explain

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Why Americans Are Tiring of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing – 2 Behavioral Scientists Explain

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Yves here. I have to confess to slipping on some of my Covid-19 discipline, such as cleaning the touched car surfaces with alcohol every time I drive (my mother’s aides use it every day and they don’t wear gloves) and wiping down handles and light switches 2x daily (but I rationalize that with more recent information showing that surfaces aren’t as big a transmission vector as thought earlier). However, I find it nervous-making to relent on social distancing unless the other party is wearing a mask (and I always do when I venture out).

Particularly in Alabama, where Covid-19 case counts are rising even before most churches reopened (many were waiting till after June 1), I’m gobsmacked at the lackadaisical attitude. Last week, I wrote about failures to use masks in the ER of Grandview Hospital. Today, I had to go to the drugstore (one of the few places I visit)

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