‘Don’t want to know’
If we don’t want to know, we don’t look. If we want to postpone the pain of opening the gas/electric bill for its (possibly scary) amount due, we put the envelope aside. If we want to hide from the voters how many are sick from a virus, we don’t test for same (Possibly scary truth). Especially in an election year. And if anyone DOES look and tells, they become unemployed.
Remember those honest folks, the ones with the straight stuff of Atlantis! The optimists of Troy!