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With stories of terrorism, anthrax, snipers, kidnappings and shark attacks all making recent headlines, it’s a wonder anyone bothers to get out of bed! David Ropeik of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis talks about why it is we fear things that actually pose a very small risk, and about the things we perhaps should spend a little more time worrying about.
- Dr. David Ropeik director of risk communication for the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
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