Different reactions to the risk of COVID-19 as represented by people toasting at a bar and someone staying home and wearing a mask. [Compilation by Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity, LLC]

What makes COVID-19 so scary for some and not others?

Fear of the unknown and comfort with risk

Germ circles with number of people in each household. Overlapping circles indicates that at least one person has been inside the home of a person in the overlapping circle. Orange circles represent households with at-risk individuals. Yellow circles represent households with people who work outside of the home. Circle size represent relative risk of COVID-19 positivity based on the exposure to other people outside of the household. [Credit: Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity, LLC]

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