Why human brains are bad at assessing the risks of pandemics | Curio

Why human brains are bad at assessing the risks of pandemics

7 mins | Sep 25, 2020

Assessing risks has less to do with data, than fundamentals — humans are not very good at it. The information we have now on the COVID-19 virus is drastically larger than when it initially halted the world in March 2020. Interestingly, despite knowing it's fatal and how it spreads, as a collective, we can't seem to agree on the actual risk it poses to humankind. Why? Lia Kvatum analyses for The Washington Post.

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From The Washington Post