Science Says: How risky is that virus? Your mind may mislead
March 5, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody stuck out a hand to shake.
She took it.
"I'm a business person," Alexander, 65, explained. "But if somebody else does it next time, I might try to be careful because of the coronavirus."
As the viral infections spread across the globe, everybody has to make a decision: How worried should I be about getting infected, and what should I do about it?
Those decisions can have wide impacts. "Serio...