What is 'COVID fatalism' and how can you avoid getting stuck in that mindset?
You’ve probably heard someone say it, or you’ve probably said it yourself: "We’re all getting COVID." It’s understandable given that we’re nearly two years into the pandemic — and we’re seeing the Omicron variant fueling an increase in case counts.
Some are labeling this change in attitude “COVID fatalism.” It’s the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable. What’s the reason behind this outlook, and what can you do to avoid getting trapped there? The Conversation sat down with University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa psychology professor Jack Barile to find out.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 30, 2021. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.