Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

November 3, 2014 5:09 PM

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Over the course of the next year an American is more likely to die from a car accident (1 in 9,100), a shark attack (1 in 3.7 million), a bee sting (1 in 5.2 million), a lightning strike (1 in 9.6 million) or a plane crash (1 in 11 million) than from Ebola (1 in 13.3 million).

Why do we continue to experience such an exaggerated fear of Ebola here in the United States?

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