Washington Post: How our brains numb us to covid-19’s risks — and what we can do about it

Washington Post: How our brains numb us to covid-19’s risks — and what we can do about it. “Social scientists have long known that we perceive risks that are acute, such as an impending tsunami, differently than chronic, ever-present threats like car accidents. Part of what’s happening is that covid-19 — which we initially saw as a terrifying acute threat — is morphing into more of a chronic one in our minds. That shift likely dulls our perception of the danger, risk perception expert Dale Griffin said.” While those of us who remain vigilant because we have people to protect get mocked and derided.

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