Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3439–3447, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3439-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3439–3447, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3439-2021

Research article 12 Nov 2021

Research article | 12 Nov 2021

Multiple hazards and risk perceptions over time: the availability heuristic in Italy and Sweden under COVID-19

Giuliano Di Baldassarre et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-177', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Giuliano Di Baldassarre, 10 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-177', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Giuliano Di Baldassarre, 10 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Sep 2021) by David J. Peres
AR by Giuliano Di Baldassarre on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Oct 2021) by David J. Peres
AR by Giuliano Di Baldassarre on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Oct 2021) by David J. Peres
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Short summary
COVID-19 has affected humankind in an unprecedented way, and it has changed how people perceive multiple risks. In this paper, we compare public risk perceptions in Italy and Sweden in two different phases of the pandemic. We found that people are more worried about risks related to recently experienced events. This finding is in line with the availability heuristic: individuals assess the risk associated with a given hazard based on how easily it comes to their mind.
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