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People who think they're attractive are less likely to wear masks, study says

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Apparently, being attractive can affect your health. People who think they're good-looking are less likely to wear a mask to keep from catching COVID. That's according to a study in the Frontiers of Psychology. The more people have regard for their appearance, the more they thought wearing a mask made them less attractive. And now masks are being seen by some people as a barrier to make a good impression.

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