How our desire for a pre-pandemic world is causing it to last longer

India is perhaps the worst affected countries by the second wave — over 15 million people are infected and the country is facing a severe Oxygen shortage

1. “Yeah, that’s all okay, but will anything happen to me?”

Me, myself, and I — our first thought is how will something affect me, my family, my friends | Photo by Andre Mouton on Unsplash

2. “Even if I get infected, how bad can it be?”

If it’s hard to picture, it is easy to ignore. ~ TIME article on why we ignore climate change warnings

3. Even if I act proactively, is it really going to make a difference?

Here’s my thing with decision biases — they can explain behavior but not excuse it. Especially in such cases, where thousands of people are dying every day and hundreds of thousands are getting infected and hospitalized. Our indifference has brought multiple healthcare systems to their knees. Yes, we can turn and point towards the standard of government — the legislative prowess of countries around the world has been highlighted by the pandemic. However, at some level, we are personally responsible too.

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