Despite what's being said in the news, or at the local Wal-Mart perhaps, most people are indeed taking covid-19 quite seriously. That said, here in France I have witnessed a major generational issue: I'll estimate that 90% of people (if not more) have taken covid seriously; amongst the group of aged 16 - 21 that number has been more like 40% - 50%. I've been astonished how many of my students (university level) have shrugged off the protective measures, but then when they actually get covid, they freak out. Even more strange, their fellow students in the upper levels (22 - 24) are far more likely to be avid mask wearers. It's a very bizarre situation that I imagine will be studied for many years to come.

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