COVID, Quickly, Episode 27: “Second Boosters, Masks in the Next Wave and Smart Risk Decisions”, Scientific American Looks at Emily Mendenhall’s Research About Attitudes Toward Masks

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In this episode of the “COVID, Quickly” podcast series, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman discussed the plan for a second vaccine booster shot, the prospects of a new COVID wave and whether people will put on masks to stop it. They look at Emily Mendenhall‘s research on people’s attitudes towards masks, to understand how the decision to wear a mask reflects people’s perceptions of risk and views about government.

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