Feeling Safe in a Pandemic Can Be Different From Being Safe

In The Atlantic, writer Amanda Mull reports on how humans decide what to fear and what is safe, and why people come to such different conclusions in the pandemic. “To be safe, people need to be free from the threat of physical or mental harm,” writes Mull. “But to feel safe, people need to be free from the perception of potential harm, confident that they understand what the likeliest threats are and that they are capable of avoiding them.” Read more below.