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Emotion is a big part of how you assess risk – and why it's so hard to be objective about pandemic precautions

By Sheldon H. Jacobson, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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How you respond to a risk depends on how you weigh the costs and benefits of an action. The problem is you’re not just a logical computer, and emotions bias your interpretation of the facts.

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