COVID-19 has become a constant in the news cycle, but with so many competing narratives and sensationalism on both sides, it can be hard to get an understanding of where the numbers lie and what the risks are for different groups. Here is a breakdown of where things stand.
People tend to overestimate or underestimate risk. The pandemic brings this into stark relief. Picture someone wearing an N95 mask while walking their dog through a deserted park. Contrast that with someone entering a crowded bar maskless in an area with high coronavirus transmission rates.