Sunday, December 20, 2020

Concern about loved ones might motivate people to mask up and get vaccine

Also, I consider wearing a mask at this time out of concern to other people to be an act of patriotism, protecting the welfare of our country.  What else is a country but it's people and it's land?

News Release 18-Dec-2020
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While many people have listened to messaging about wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, resistance remains. A new study finds that appealing to people's concerns for their loved ones could overcome this resistance. And it may have implications for encouraging people to get the new vaccine.

In a recent survey, people who said social distancing and COVID-safety guidelines violated their personal freedoms responded more positively to these ideas when they felt a loved one might be at risk of severe illness for COVID-19.

"Emphasizing the benefits of being a protector for others (instead of yourself) looks to be more effective in promoting greater adherence to recommended practices," says study author Lawrence An, M.D., associate professor of general medicine at Michigan Medicine and co-director of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Center for Health Communications Research.


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