Pandemic fatigue and complacency during lower lockdown levels increase likelihood of second wave
DATE: 23 October 2020
AUTHOR: Maverick Citizen
By Ben Roberts, Narnia Bohler-Muller, Ngqapheli Mchunu and Martin Bekker
Relaxed attitudes about Covid-19 distancing, mask wearing and other preventative measures put the country at risk of a significant resurgence. This article uses data from the UJ/HSRC Covid-19 Lockdown Survey to show that public perceptions of pandemic-related risk have been changing, and argues for continuous, clear health promotion messaging if we are to minimise the chances of a sizeable second wave of the virus.
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