Our brains cannot easily understand tiny risks so we tend to overestimate them. That's when we need a little extra help to make the best decisions about our health.
Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here's what to look out for to make sure you aren't misled by COVID-19 coverage.
As the third wave ravages Ontario, there is public confusion and mistrust. Premier Ford's flip-flops on restrictions indicate not just poor risk communications, but the lack of an informed plan.
How do we reasonably and accurately balance the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the benefits? Conceptualising risk can be tricky, but the government's latest advice is sensible.
Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
People show decreased cognitive processing in high concern situations. Effective communication needs to respectfully address concerns, and build trust, otherwise information may be rejected.
We can't say that Katla in Iceland is 'due' to erupt, no matter what you have read.