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Of course its about the psychology of it

I watched a newscaster ask a journalist, “aren’t we at the point where we need to understand tbe psychology of it”? She was referring to the Covid pandemic. I just wanted to throw my paper in hand at the television but what good would that have done? Let me answer her question. Of course!

This pandemic, any illness, is impacted by the “psychological” aspects of it. In public health we talk about the three As: Availability, Accessibility, and acceptability. Psychology impacts all three As, but in particular “acceptability”. Maybe we would be further along regarding many public health initiatives if we remembered people bring their thoughts, fears, childhood background and norms to any situation and decision. We have to meet people where they are at and address the psychology of it all head on.

There. That’s all I had to say today.

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