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Why Even the Most Reasonable People You Know Are Bending Covid Safety Rules

Social distancing guidelines go against our deepest instincts and cultural norms. Can we overcome that as a society?

Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia

It was a warm September evening, perfect for a socially distanced outdoor gathering. When she arrived at her friends’ house in rural…

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Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Science and parenting journalist. Author of HOW TO RAISE KIDS WHO AREN’T ASSHOLES. Sign up for my free parenting newsletter: melindawmoyer.substack.com.