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If you misled others about your COVID status, getting vaccinated or prevention measures, you’re not alone. 4 in 10 Americans did so too, study suggests.

11 Oct 2022 9:37 AM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

During the height of the pandemic, 4 in 10 Americans misled others about their COVID-19 status or their adherence to public health measures designed to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Network Open, a journal of the Chicago-based American Medical Association. [Chicago Tribune 10.10.2022]

Researchers found that about 42% of adults admitted they had engaged in some form of misrepresentation related to having COVID-19, vaccination or compliance with pandemic protocols. The results were based on a survey of more than 1,700 adults nationwide conducted in December 2021 — a time when coronavirus cases were surging across the country, including in the Chicago area.

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