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Fear and Its Impact on Human Behavior Is Keeping COVID-19 from Going Away

Fear may be the biggest thing that’s keeping the coronavirus pandemic from going away for good, a new study reveals. Researchers from New York University say the way the public reacts to fear — both positively and negatively — continues to fuel the multiple waves of COVID-19 over the last two years. In a new mathematical model, study authors show how public fear is leading to behaviors that are both curbing the spread of COVID and spreading it further.