I’ve noticed a lot more ambulance sirens around lately.
Must be due to the spike in Covid-19 cases here in Malaysia.
Or maybe, neither is the case.
I certainly don’t know if all those people in ambulances are Covid-19 patients.
And I don’t know if there even are more ambulances around.
Maybe, it’s just that I’m more aware of them now?
With the surge in cases here in Malaysia, Covid-19 is all we ever seem to talk about. It’s front of mind for everyone.
So, of course I’m going to have a heightened awareness around ambulances.
But that doesn’t mean there’s actually more of them.
Just because we’re more aware of something, doesn’t mean there is more of it.
#awareness #cognitivebias #perception