How Our Brains — and Society — Make It So Easy to Break Covid Safety Rules

Why is it that even the most responsible among us, who have strict Covid-19 precautions, can let them slide in social settings? A lot of it has to do with the way humans are hardwired. Social distancing goes against our instincts, science writer Melinda Moyer reports for Elemental. Read more about how society can overcome social norms for the sake of safety.

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