Some people aren't staying home during the coronavirus pandemic. These reasons may explain why

Why aren't some people taking the threat seriously? Psychologists say there are a handful of reasons -- and most of them come down to human nature.


Part of it could be the incessant never ending media coverage every which way you turn. People start to numb out and ignore it because it’s too much. Too many conflicting reports, too in your face all the time. It’s overwhelming and people stop paying attention because you’re flooding their senses at every turn. With so much media, EVERYTHING now a days gets overly sensationalized, so that, unfortunately, when a true crisis emerges (enter the coronavirus) people are less likely to pay attention and heed the warning because a lot of people are thinking “here we go again, another over zealous media campaign”, which is really unfortunate.