Why Are People Ignoring Expert Warnings?—Psychological Reactance

In recent days, public health experts and policymakers have taken to the airwaves and to social media to beg people, effectively, to stay home and avoid group gatherings. On Twitter, the hashtag #HighRiskCovid19 has been trending, with those most at risk for serious complications from COVID-19 using it to implore others to take seriously these instructions. Their lives, they tell us, depend on it. And they are right. ….[READ]