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  • CDC adjusts its public health messaging to appeal to Americans’ individualism

    Salon - 11/23/2020

    Daniel P. Aldrich, Professor and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University, told me he believes selfishness is part of the problem, but not worthy of all of the blame.

    “Many people would say that the whole society of capitalism runs on us each out there trying to make a bunch — and it works for some of us but not all of us,” Aldrich said. “But I think the behavioral choices that we make, the information that we get, and the trust we have in the information — that is what drives me to put on the mask, to make the mask for my neighbors, or to go do the opposite, right?”

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