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Masks should be mainstream, LA’s flip-flopping policies erode public trust, says psychologist

KCRW, July 26, 2021 (Audio)

July 26, 2021

Masks should be mainstream, LA’s flip-flopping policies erode public trust, says psychologist

Dr. Sean Young, an associate professor of emergency medicine and informatics at UC Irvine, tells KCRW …  “This was a poor use of psychology. By flip-flopping on masks, saying, ‘You don’t need to wear it because things are better and you can get vaccinated,’ and now saying, ‘You do need to,’ that confuses people. When you confuse people, you lose their trust, and they lose faith in you. And they don’t do what you want them to do.“