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NPR: In Kids, The Risk Of COVID-19 And The Flu Are Similar — But The Risk Perception Isn’t

The risk of serious COVID-19 illness in children is comparable to their risk from the flu, but many parents seem more concerned about coronavirus. The issue of risk perception has a lot do with it. Gretchen Chapman states, “Preventive measures that reduce a small risk even substantially but not completely can be underweighted because if your risk goes from one in a thousand to one in a million, it doesn’t really seem that much different to the person.” Listen more at NPR.