Thursday, May 7, 2020

The psychology behind why some people won't wear masks

Unmasked protesters in Michigan try to enter the state's House of Representatives chamber but are blocked by masked Michigan State Police.

By Scottie Andrew, CNN

 (CNN) - Most Americans have never had to wear a mask for their health before, let alone while they shop for groceries or go for a run.

So, even as businesses or states increasingly require them, rebellion is natural -- to a degree, says Dr. David Aronoff, director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of medicine.

But he urges Americans to think of the mask guidance not as forced conformity, but as a necessary act of solidarity: Wearing a cloth mask could stop seemingly healthy people from infecting others with coronavirus if they're asymptomatic.  Read more >>