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Some Skip COVID-19 Tests Out Of Anxiety. Health Experts Say Shaming Won’t Reach Them.

Testing positive means missing work, and for those without paid leave that means missing paychecks, too. It’s a strong disincentive to get tests, said Kathleen Murphy-Ende, a clinical psychologist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ Department of Psychiatry. Patients have brought this up in her practice.