The Pandemic Broke America’s Understanding of Safety
When no one agrees on reality, it’s hard to figure out what to fear.
"One of the pandemic’s defining features: how different *feeling* safe and *being* safe actually are." Always read
, but especially this great piece on how people think about safety.
For months, I’ve been trying to figure out why some people refuse basic pandemic precautions and others cling to outdated safety protocols when those around them move on. Here’s what I’ve learned about how tribalism, confusion, and shame put us in danger.
alyssa, from 6ft away,
, one of the most consistent and thoughtful writers on the pandemic, this was a good read on why it’s been so complicated to discuss and agree about safety
Equity & Health
Pandemic Safety: Our Understanding of Safety Is Broken - The Difference Between Feeling Safe and Being Safe
'(...) they likely couldn’t imagine why they should be scared of time with loved ones. Many of these same people were wearing masks to the grocery store, using hand sanitizer, and otherwise doing what they understood to be asked of them.'