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'Psychic numbing': Why our compassion seems to wear thinner as the COVID-19 death toll grows

More than 800,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. But the number of deaths barely seems to register for many.

Paul Slovic, a psychologist with the University of Oregon, has studied a phenomenon he calls “psychic numbing” for years.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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