Like many people, my exasperated friend, and others I know, are mesmerized and frightened by daily news reports on the number of COVID-19 cases. You can cite all the data you want, such as these from the U.S.:
It’s good news all around. But you turn on the television and get a different message.
People worry about sending their children to school this fall.
Some display authoritarian views as they excuse politicians for destructive errors merely because they showed “strong leadership.”
If you’re wondering why so many people don’t see the world the way you do, engage them in conversation...