Psychic numbing, explained; Oneida Indian Nation uses art for COVID-19 remembrance

Psychic numbing, explained; Oneida Indian Nation uses art for COVID-19 remembrance

By NPR

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Thursday, 16 December

More than 800,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. But the number of deaths barely seems to register for many. Psychologist Paul Slovic has studied a phenomenon he calls "psychic numbing" for years. And, in response to the pandemic's threat to Indigenous communities, Oneida Indian Nation in central New York unveiled an art installation called "Passage of Peace." Oneida leader Ray Halbritter joins us to discuss.
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