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The wearing of masks has surprisingly become a hot button issue, arousing a surprising level of passion in some circles, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rick Ellsley discuss what may be driving some people’s aversion to masks as well as the emotion and the level of commitment they bring to the argument (01:46) and the extent to which politics and polarization has infected people’s view of the wearing of masks (26:21).

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SHOW NOTES

Angry residents erupt at meeting over new mask rule

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/06/24/mask-mandate-florida-anger-erupts-coronavirus-vpx.cnn

 

Social Distancing and Masks Are Effective in Reducing the Spread of Coronavirus, Study Confirms

https://people.com/health/social-distancing-masks-effective-reducing-coronavirus-spread-study-confirms/

 

The psychology behind why some people won't wear masks

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/06/health/why-people-dont-wear-masks-wellness-trnd/index.html

 

 

AMERICAN DEMAGOGUES

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/11/books/american-demagogues.html

 

 

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