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Poll Finds People In Massachusetts Remain Cautious Still Amid The Pandemic

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Jackie Orchard

  People in Massachusetts are becoming less worried about being infected by the coronavirus, according to a new poll.

    However, the survey by the Western New England University Polling Institute found there is caution -- even among the vaccinated -- when it comes to activities like dining in a restaurant or going to the movies.

   The poll results released this week also touched on vaccine hesitancy, the reopening of schools, and Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the pandemic.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Vercellotti, political science professor and director of the Western New England University Polling Institute.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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