A deforestation in a shape of a skull
Illustration by Golden Cosmos

Despite the warnings of politicians and health-care professionals, many have failed to treat the coronavirus pandemic as a serious danger. Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning expert on human behavior, speaks with Maria Konnikova about why the threat posed by COVID-19 defies intuitive comprehension. Plus: Jon Lee Anderson reports from Brazil, where Jair Bolsonaro’s government is pushing to allow commercial mining in the Amazon, despite the harm that it will bring to the indigenous groups who live there. And Jelani Cobb speaks with DJ D-Nice about his Instagram Live party, Club Quarantine, which attracted hundreds of thousands of socially distanced attendees.


Why We Underestimated COVID-19

Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning expert on human behavior, on the reasons that so many people failed to take the coronavirus seriously.


Exploitation in the Amazon

Jon Lee Anderson reports on Jair Bolsonaro’s push to allow commercial mining on protected lands, and the harm it will do to Brazil’s indigenous groups.


Inside DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine

The story of an Instagram Live party that attracted hundreds of thousands of people—including Rihanna, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Drake.


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