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Washington Examiner: Shake hands? Not yet, public still COVID-19 anxious

June 18, 2021

About a month into the coronavirus crisis, a guest entered the White House West Wing reception area for an appointment with then-top aide Jared Kushner. When he appeared, the man put out his hand to shake, but Kushner offered his elbow instead.

Some 16 months later and as the crisis has eased, people still don’t know how to greet each other.

The latest “Back To Normal” Barometer research shows that many people aren’t ready to shake hands. Get more insights from the research here.