So many great points made here, as always, Vivian. I do wonder if the people who are denying there is any risk truly believe it, or if it is just some convoluted defense they have to erect in their minds. I guess functionally speaking there is no measurable difference there. It's just so hard to imagine someone being faced with all this and feeling no fear... I can understand rationalizing the fear away, I do that constantly! But not feeling it? Very hard for me to imagine that perspective. but I guess they've just been on such a steady diet of bootstraps doctrine and science denialism for so long that it feels very natural for many of them to face this issue the same way they have handled climate change, poverty, gun violence, and everything else.

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