Coronavirus (982) Global Health News: Do Societies Panic?

16 September, 2020

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[Trump] “I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.”

When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health experts found a couple structural flaws in his argument.

First, societies rarely panic. And second, widespread fear and anxiety happen when people don’t have enough information...


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