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Why Some People Are Shaming Others for Getting COVID-19

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Moral policing, criticizing, and shaming about COVID-19 is rampant right now, especially on social media. In fact, you probably don't have to scroll far through your feed before seeing rants about people holding large gatherings or going maskless in certain stores.

Even healthcare workers are shamed for everything from entering a grocery store while still wearing their scrubs to taking off work when they're sick. One report indicates that healthcare workers suffer symptom-shaming for calling out when they have symptoms of a respiratory infection because the healthcare system lacks the staffing to fill in the gaps when people get sick.

But perhaps the most worrisome form of shaming is the potential criticism people

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