My colleague wrote a wonderful, thoughtful essay today about the value of healthy fear. You should be afraid of sticking your finger in a light socket. The fear stops you from making unsafe choices.
Trump is giving dangerous advice. Being afraid of COVID-19 has helped us control COVID-19.
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Well said 👇🏽
Another good day to re-tweet a couple of our articles on officials' "fear of fear." Trump said: "Don’t be afraid of Covid." He didn't say: Take lots of precautions, so COVID will be less scary on a daily basis. Just: "Don't be afraid." 1/2
Trump Is Giving Dangerous Advice. Being Afraid Of COVID-19 Has Helped Us Control COVID-19.