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Researchers, Surveys Find Attitudes Around Public Health Measures Predicted COVID Infection Rates

Markus Winkler

Flash back to May 2020: the first wave of COVID-19. Months before vaccines. Even before people were told to wear masks. Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports, surveys from that time show attitudes around public health measures like social distancing predicted infection rates.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2022/01/13/want-to-know-where-covid-19-will-spread-ask-people-if-they-plan-to-follow-guidelines-researchers-say/

(Original air-date: 1/14/22)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.