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"Remote misses" may create a false sense of invulnerability to COVID-19

It has been theorized that population-wide traumatic experiences can result in emotional and behavioral changes through a mechanism known as "passive adaptation to danger," in which near misses result in more cautious behavior. However, in the case of COVID-19, many in the public may have more remote misses, causing them to develop a false sense of security. Dr. Ahmad Mourad from Duke University School of Medicine explores this phenomenon and provides historical examples of population-wide responses to other large-scale, traumatic events. Read the full text:

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