Two new studies show that people consider activities that they think are immoral or unreasonable as riskier — even when they’re not. “Our moral judgments change our factual judgments about the world,” says philosopher of science Cailin O’Connor, [associate professor] of the University of California, Irvine. Accounting for moral and other biases in public health messaging is vital to combatting the spread of infectious disease, she says.
Moral judgments about an activity’s COVID-19 risk can lead people astray
Science News, June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021