Two Dangerous Thresholds in People’s Encounter with COVID‑19: Fear and Apathy

Mohammad‑Rafi Bazrafshan, Masoud Mohammadi


Dear Editor, The new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in December 2019 following an outbreak of the severe respiratory disease in Wuhan, China, and as the disease progressed worldwide in March 2020.


COVID‑19; Dangerous Thresholds; Fear

Full Text:



Ksiazek TG, Erdman D, Goldsmith CS, Zaki SR, Peret T,

Emery S, et al. A novel coronavirus associated with severe acute

respiratory syndrome. N Engl J Med 2003;348:1953‑66.

World Health Organization, WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dashboard. Available at: [Last accessed

on 2022 Apr 26].